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The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics

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B. Richard Page, Michael T. Putnam, Tracy A. Hall, Marc van Oostendorp, Laura Catharine Smith, Birgit Alber, Joseph C. Salmons, Björn Köhnlein, Mary Grantham O'Brien, David Fertig, Damaris Nübling, Geert Booij, Sebastian Kürschner, Tom McFadden, Marjo van Koppen, Hubert Haider, Sten Vikner, Susi Wurmbrand, Christos Christopoulos, Hans Broekhus, Martin Salzmann, Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer, Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Ida Toivonen, Dorian Roehrs, Kristin Melum Eide, Joost Zwarts, Doris Penka, Caroline Féry, Carrie Jackson, Pia Quist, William D. Keel, Charlotte Gooskens, Janne Bondi Johannessen, Mark L. Louden, Paul T. Roberge
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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108421867

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  • The Germanic language family ranges from national languages with standardized varieties, including German, Dutch and Danish, to minority languages with relatively few speakers, such as Frisian, Yiddish and Pennsylvania German. Written by internationally renowned experts of Germanic linguistics, this Handbook provides a detailed overview and analysis of the structure of modern Germanic languages and dialects. Organized thematically, it addresses key topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of standard and nonstandard varieties of Germanic languages from a comparative perspective. It also includes chapters on second language acquisition, heritage and minority languages, pidgins, and urban vernaculars. The first comprehensive survey of this vast topic, the Handbook is a vital resource for students and researchers investigating the Germanic family of languages and dialects.

    • The benchmark survey of the structure and usage of modern Germanic languages
    • Avoids overly technical theory, making the volume accessible to students as well as researchers
    • Covers a very wide range of examples including Scandinavian languages
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    'This Handbook provides the reader with a well-informed, up-to-date and well-structured overview of Germanic linguistics, focussing on their structures on different levels, and on their multiple relationships with each other.' Richard Wiese, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

    'The contributions from specialists yield an in-depth overview of the wealth of fascinating characteristics of the Germanic languages and the linguistic issues they offer for exploration. A must-read for every scholar and student of the Germanic languages!' Sarah Fagan, University of Iowa

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    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108421867
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 7 maps 52 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction B. Richard Page and Michael T. Putnam
    Part I. Phonology:
    1. Phonological processes in Germanic languages Tracy A. Hall
    2. Germanic syllable structure Marc van Oostendorp
    3. The role of foot structure in Germanic Laura Catharine Smith
    4. Word-stress in Germanic Birgit Alber
    5. Quantity in Germanic languages B. Richard Page
    6. Germanic laryngeal phonetics and phonology Joseph C. Salmons
    7. Tone accent in North and West Germanic Björn Köhnlein
    8. Intonation in Germanic Mary Grantham O'Brien
    Part II. Morphology and Agreement Systems:
    9. Verbal inflectional morphology in Germanic David Fertig
    10. Inflectional morphology: nouns Damaris Nübling
    11. Principles of word formation Geert Booij
    12. Grammatical gender in modern Germanic languages Sebastian Kürschner
    13. Case in Germanic Tom McFadden
    14. Complementizer agreement Marjo van Koppen
    Part III. Syntax:
    15. VO/OV-base ordering Hubert Haider
    16. The placement of finite verbs Sten Vikner
    17. Germanic infinitives Susi Wurmbrand and Christos Christopoulos
    18. The unification of object shift and object scrambling Hans Broekhus
    19. Unbounded dependency constructions in Germanic Martin Salzmann
    20. The voice domain in Germanic Artemis Alexiadou and Florian Schäfer
    21. Binding: the morphology, syntax, and semantics of reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns Vera Lee-Schoenfeld
    22. Verbal particles, results, and directed motion Ida Toivonen
    23. Structure of noun (NP) and determiner phrases (DP) Dorian Roehrs
    Part IV. Semantics and Pragmatics:
    24. Modality in Germanic Kristin Melum Eide
    25. Tense and aspect in Germanic languages Kristin Melum Eide
    26. Prepositions and particles: place and path in English, German, and Dutch Joost Zwarts
    27. Negative and positive polarity items Doris Penka
    28. Grammatical reflexes of information structure in Germanic languages Caroline Féry
    Part V. Language Contact and Non-Standard Varieties:
    29. Second language acquisition in Germanic languages Carrie Jackson
    30. Urban speech styles of Germanic languages Pia Quist
    31. The West Germanic dialect continuum William D. Keel
    32. The North Germanic dialect continuum Charlotte Gooskens
    33. Heritage Germanic languages in North America Janne Bondi Johannessen and Michael T. Putnam
    34. Minority Germanic languages Mark L. Louden
    35. Germanic contact languages Paul T. Roberge.

  • Editors

    Michael T. Putnam, Pennsylvania State University
    Michael T. Putnam is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University.

    B. Richard Page, Pennsylvania State University
    B. Richard Page is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University.

    Contributors

    B. Richard Page, Michael T. Putnam, Tracy A. Hall, Marc van Oostendorp, Laura Catharine Smith, Birgit Alber, Joseph C. Salmons, Björn Köhnlein, Mary Grantham O'Brien, David Fertig, Damaris Nübling, Geert Booij, Sebastian Kürschner, Tom McFadden, Marjo van Koppen, Hubert Haider, Sten Vikner, Susi Wurmbrand, Christos Christopoulos, Hans Broekhus, Martin Salzmann, Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer, Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Ida Toivonen, Dorian Roehrs, Kristin Melum Eide, Joost Zwarts, Doris Penka, Caroline Féry, Carrie Jackson, Pia Quist, William D. Keel, Charlotte Gooskens, Janne Bondi Johannessen, Mark L. Louden, Paul T. Roberge

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