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Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

Series Editor: Ekkehard König, Johan Van Der Auwera

The Germanic languages are among the best described in the world and exhibit a considerable degree of variation. Yet, with the exception of English, their properties and structural variance have yet to be fully exploited for linguistic theory. The purpose of this series is to promote more intense interaction of general linguistics with the field of Germanic linguistics as a whole.

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1-10 of 16 results in Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics
  1. Stretched Verb Constructions in English

    By D. J. Allerton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    Constructions such as 'make an accusation against', or 'give one's approval for' can be seen as 'stretched' versions of simple verbs, such as 'accuse' or 'approve of'. What is the precise linguistic nature of stretched verbs, and how many basic types are there? What kinds of grammatical connections...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pronominal Gender in English

    A Study of English Varieties from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

    By Peter Siemund

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book investigates the use of English third person pronouns (he, she, it) across different varieties of English, where we frequently find he and she used for inanimate objects (the tree – he, the house – he, the bucket – he, but the water – it). It is the first book-length study of this subject...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts

    Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond

    Edited by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English

    Structure and Use

    By Christine Günther

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun ellipsis and those on one-insertion, with special emphasis on...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Language Processing in Discourse

    A Key to Felicitous Translation

    By Monika Doherty

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book argues that language systems determine language use to a greater extent than is generally assumed. The author demonstrates how the typological characteristics of a language determine even the most general aspects of our stylistic preferences.Through extensive analysis of examples in...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference

    By Laura A. Michaelis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. English and Celtic in Contact

    By Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book provides the first comprehensive account of the history and extent of Celtic influences in English. Drawing on both original research and existing work, it covers both the earliest medieval contacts and their linguistic effects and the reflexes of later, early modern and modern contacts,...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Dislocated Elements in Discourse

    Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives

    Edited by Benjamin Shaer, Philippa Cook, Werner Frey, Claudia Maienborn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This volume is about 'dislocation' – the removal of phrases from their canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic and...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Reciprocity in English

    Historical Development and Synchronic Structure

    By Florian Haas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    Although the grammatical expression of reciprocal (or ‘mutual’) situations in the languages of the world has received a surprising amount of attention in recent years, so far no comprehensive study specifically dealing with the historical development and synchronic structure of English reciprocal...

    Published December 9th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Grammar of Identity

    Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages

    By Volker Gast

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    English self-forms and related words from other Germanic languages (e.g. Dutch zelf, Swedish själv, etc.) are used in two different functions: as ‘intensifiers’ (e.g. The president himself made the decision) and as markers of reflexivity (John criticized himself). On the basis of a comparative...

    Published July 27th 2006 by Routledge

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