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The German component

Alexander Beider

in Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Based on several dozen basic phonological, morphological, and lexical features, this chapter provides a comparative analysis of idioms from early Ashkenazic sources, German dialects, and modern ... More


Depictive agreement and the development of a depictive marker in Swiss German dialects

Claudia Bucheli Berger

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the different morphological markers found on (adjectival) predicative complements and depictive secondary predicates in Swiss German dialects. Swiss German dialects can be ... More


Referential null subjects in German: Dialects and diachronic continuity

Helmut Weiß and Anna Volodina

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Null subjects (NSs) have been a central research topic in generative syntax ever since the 1980s. This chapter considers the situation of German NSs both from a dialectological and from a diachronic ... More


Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Alexander Beider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This books shows that it is worth speaking of Yiddish as a separate language only from the fifteenth century onward. Modern Eastern Yiddish (EY) and Western Yiddish (WY) do not have a common Jewish ... More


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