Syntax and Semantics: Modern Icelandic Syntax
This comprehensive overview of Icelandic syntax contains new analyses of word order and long-distance reflexivization, detailed studies of case-marking, and the first systematic description of the -st middles. It presents a complete picture of modern Icelandic syntax as seen in the tradition of generative grammar, striking a good balance between theory and description.
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PARTI WORD ORDER
Some Predictions Common to Holmbergs Analysis and Ours
Some Empirical Differences between the Theories
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2Er-pov 2OBJ accusative adverbial agreement anaphoric antecedent argued argument assigned believe Bresnan case-marked complement constructions contrast dative deixis deletion derived discussion ditransitive embedded clauses English examples F-structure fact Filter 68 finite verb Germanic grammatical function grammatical relations hafdi Harold hefdi hjdlpad Holmberg Hoskuldur Icelandic Syntax idiosyncratic illustrated indicative inflectional ject John lexical Linguistics main clauses Maling Maria marking Mary matrix Modern Icelandic NCBR nominative object oblique subjects Olaf Olafur overt participle passive Peir Platzack possible predicate prepositional raising verbs reflexive pronoun reflexivization Reykjavik Rognvaldsson rule Scandinavian languages segir semantic sentences sf-verbs Sigga SigurSsson speakers structure stylistic fronting SUBJ subject gap subject position subjunctive subordinate clauses syntactic tense the-book thematic role theory third-person Thrainsson tion topicalization transitive verbs types unaccusative unaccusative verbs University University of Iceland verid vonast WH-movement Zaenen