Item description for Word Order And Phrase Structure in Gothic (Orbis Supplementa) (Orbis Supplementa) by Gisella Ferraresi...
The book aims at providing a precise description of part of the Gothic syntax in the context of a formal theory of syntax. The following questions are addressed: To what extent can Gothic - despite its limited corpus - be used as data material? Further, which of the ascertained syntactic characteristics does Gothic have in common with other old Indo-European languages? Which of these features can be characterized as typically Germanic?
It is shown that - despite a certain Greek influence - the Gothic Bible is indeed a rich source of data which can with some certainty be regarded as typically Gothic. Phenomena concerning the left periphery like personal pronouns, topicalization, left-dislocation and discourse particles are described and discussed within the generative framework, with additions from pragmatic and cognitive linguistics for those issues where syntax seems to be inadequate to cover the whole range of the phenomena concerned.
The readership aimed at is that of linguists and philologists, and of scholars interested in the interrelation between both disciplines.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2006
ISBN 904291694X ISBN13 9789042916944
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More About Gisella Ferraresi
Gisella Ferraresi has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Hamburg Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am.