DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


📙 Quantifying Expressions in the History of German: Syntactic reanalysis and morphological change by Dorian Roehrs, Christopher Sapp — pdf free


This study describes the 1200-year history of German quantifying expressions like nîoman anderro > niemand anderer ‘nobody else’, analyzing the morpho-syntactic developments within the generative framework. The quantifiers examined arose from various lexical sources/categories (nouns, adjectives, and pronouns) but all changed to adjectival quantifiers. These changes are interpreted as a novel type of upward reanalysis from head to specifier, which we associate with degrammaticalization driven by analogy. As for the quantified phrases, most appeared in the genitive in Old High German, indicating a bi-nominal structure. During the Early New High German period, most quantified nouns and adjectives changed to agreement with the quantifier. By Modern German, only quantified DPs and pronouns remain in the genitive. These changes involve downward reanalysis of the quantified elements, being integrated into the matrix nominal depending on the structural size of the quantified phrase. Overall, we conclude that diachronically quantifying expressions may have different syntactic analyses.

About book:

About file:

  • File size: 1 700 899
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Quantifier Scope in German
Quantifier Scope in German free download by Dr. Jürgen Pafel

This book presents a comprehensive account of quantifier scope in German. The author investigates scope behavior of ordinary quantifiers and negative, adverbial, interrogative, relative and particle quantifiers. The areas which are dealt with include: rel...

1000 Deutsche Redensarten (German Edition)
1000 Deutsche Redensarten (German Edition) free pdf by H. Griesbach, D Schulz

Delightfully illustrated 1000 idiomatic expressions in German, with German explanations. References to the appropriate field and level of language help insure success in using the new expression....

1000 Deutsche Redensarten (German Edition)
1000 Deutsche Redensarten (German Edition) pdf free by H. Griesbach, D Schulz

Delightfully illustrated 1000 idiomatic expressions in German, with German explanations. References to the appropriate field and level of language help insure success in using the new expression....

The German Problem Transformed: Institutions, Politics, and Foreign Policy, 1945-1995 (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)
The German Problem Transformed: Institutions, Politics, and Foreign Policy, 1945-1995 (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany) free pdf by Thomas Banchoff

Does the new, more powerful Germany pose a threat to its neighbors? Does the new German Problem resemble the old? The German Problem Transformed addresses these questions fifty years after the founding of the Federal Republic and ten years after the fall ...

Current Trends in Diachronic Semantics and Pragmatics (Studies in Pragmatics)
Current Trends in Diachronic Semantics and Pragmatics (Studies in Pragmatics) free download by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

The focus of this volume is on semantic and pragmatic change, its causes and mechanisms. The papers gathered here offer both theoretical proposals of more general scope and in-depth studies of language-specific cases of meaning change in particular notion...

Current Trends in Diachronic Semantics and Pragmatics
Current Trends in Diachronic Semantics and Pragmatics free pdf by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, Jacqueline Visconti

The focus of this volume is on semantic and pragmatic change, its causes and mechanisms. The papers gathered here offer both theoretical proposals of more general scope and in-depth studies of language-specific cases of meaning change in particular notion...

Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)
Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture) pdf free by Sharon Gillerman

Germans into Jews turns to an often overlooked and misunderstood period of German and Jewish history—the years between the world wars. It has been assumed that the Jewish community in Germany was in decline during the Weimar Republic. But, Sharon Gillerma...

Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence
Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence epub download by Cynthia L. Allen

This book examines the evidence for the development of adnominal genitives (the knight's sword, the nun's priest's tale, etc.) in English. During the Middle English period the genitive inflection -es developed into the more clitic-like 's, but how, when, ...

Adjectives in Germanic and Romance
Adjectives in Germanic and Romance epub download by Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon

Although the Germanic and Romance languages are two branches of the same language family and although both have developed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological category, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is by no m...