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New Trends in Nordic and General Linguistics

New Trends in Nordic and General Linguistics

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ISBN-13: 9783110343861
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 01/19/2015
Series: linguae & litterae Series , #42
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Martin Hilpert, U. Neuchâtel; Jan-Ola Östman, U. Helsinki; Christine Mertzlufft, Michael Rießler and Janet Duke, U.Freiburg.

Table of Contents

Introducing new trends in Nordic linguistic research Martin Hilpert Michael Rießler Jan-Ola Östman Christine Mertzlufft Janet Duke 1

Section 1 Language contact

Competing tendencies in Germanic pronominal and deictic systems: The most general principle will prevail Kurt Braunmüller 11

"Pitch accent" and prosodic structure in Scottish Gaelic: Reassessing the role of contact Pavel losad 28

Implications of language contact: Evaluating the appropriateness of borrowings in written Icelandic Ari Páll Kristinsson Amanda Hilmarsson-Dunn 55

At the frontier: Sami linguistics gets a boost from outside John Weinstock 68

Section 2 Phonology

Two phonological rarities in Ingrian dialects Natalia Kuznetsova 91

Analysing phonological variation in Faroese Kristján Árnason 118

Section 3 Morphosyntax

Mari converb constructions - Interpretation and translation Jeremy Bradley 141

Han and hon - Anaphoric pronouns in Early Scandinavia Ulla Stroh-Wollin 162

From accusative to dative (via nominative): The case of ffölga 'increase' and fækka 'decrease' in Icelandic Margrét Jónsdóttir 181

Section 4 Syntax

A generative interpretation of Diderichsen's positional grammar Karl Erland Gadelii 205

Evidence for a syntactic Parameter at work in Övdalian Henrik Rosenkvist 224

Embedded word order in Heritage Scandinavian Ida Larsson Janne Bondi Johannessen 239

Section 5 Grammaticalization

Through the spyglass of synchrony: Grammaticalization of the exterior space in the Eastern Circum-Baltic Andres Karjus 267

Conjunctive markers of polar questions in Estonian Helle Metslang Karl Pajusalu Külli Habicht 283

Index 307

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