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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


History of negation in High and Low German

Anne Breitbarth and Agnes Jäger

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The expression of sentential negation follows Jespersen’s Cycle in the history of High and Low German, from a verbal clitic neg-particle (stage I) in the earliest stages of attestation via a ... More


Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving ... More


Introduction

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introductory chapter provides important background information for the readers of the volume. It describes the aims of the volume, which is the first comprehensive and concise generative ... More


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