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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


Asymmetric processing of consonant duration in Swiss German

Lara Ehrenhofer, Adam C. Roberts, Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri

in The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198754930
eISBN:
9780191816420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754930.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

In Swiss German, which encodes a phonological contrast in consonant length, consonant duration signals the segment’s geminate status and, in medial position, indicates the word’s syllable structure. ... More


Identity Avoidance: OCP Effects in Swiss Relatives

Henk van Riemsdijk

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines identity avoidance and the “Obligatory Contour Principle” (OCP) in phonology, focusing on syntactic problems raised by headed relative clauses in Swiss German. It discusses the ... 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


Feminine Bleeds Dative: The Syntax of a Syncretism Pattern

Thomas Leu

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the noun phrase internal distribution of the German dative and genitive morphs m, r, and s and analyzes them as contextual allomorphs of a single morpheme the author calls OK ... More


The role of ambiguity in child errors: A comparison with Dependency Length Minimization

Isaac Gould

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0035
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares two contrasting approaches to accounting for the verb placement errors in child Swiss German that are described in Schönenberger (2001). The first is a learning model that ... More


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