The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108421867
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2020
Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics
Pages: 1000
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.65(d)

About the Author

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

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

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.

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