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Sources of change in the German syntax of negation

Agnes Jäger

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter explains the main negation markers in the history of German are the neg‐particles ni/ne (Neg°), ni(c)ht (SpecNegP), and n‐words. It also details the ratio of these and their ... More


Introduction

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

in The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explains the organization of the book and defines the object of study. Different pathways are recommended depending on readers’ prior knowledge of Middle High German and their ... More


The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Alastair Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the run-up to the ... More


Negation in the history of (High) German

Agnes Jager

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter traces the expression of negation and negative indefinites from Old High German to the present day. In Old High German, sentential negation was expressed by a preverbal negative particle ... More


Microparameters in the verbal complex: Middle High German and some modern varieties

Guido Mensching

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates changes in word order in the German verbal complex. While Modern Standard German prescribes certain orders, Middle High German and some modern dialects allow word-order ... More


The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German is the most comprehensive self-contained treatment of Middle High German available in English. It covers the language, literature, history, and culture of ... 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


‘Some have it from Birth, Some by Disposition’:1 Foolishness in Medieval German Literature

Janina Dillig

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines depictions of fools in Middle High German literature to demonstrate that the medieval idea of folly is more complex than a simple opposition to reason, and to ascertain if there ... 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


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


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


De doctrina cordis and Fifteenth-Century Ecclesial Reform: Reflections on the Context of German Vernacular Versions

Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

in A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth-century Latin treatise De doctrina cordis (The Doctrine of the Hert), probably written by either Gerard of Liège or Hugh of St Cher, had an impact on Germany, particularly following ... More


The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Performing Genres

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is concerned with the vernacular poetry of Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Side-by-side with the monastic production and preservation of poetry, the castles and courts of ... More


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