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Description - The Syntax of German by Hubert Haider

What do you know, if you know that a language has 'Object Verb' structure rather than 'Verb Object'? Answering this question and many others, this book provides an essential guide to the syntactic structure of German. It examines the systematic differences between German and English, which follow from this basic difference in sentence structure, and presents the main results of syntactic research on German. Topics covered include the strict word order in VO vs word order variation in OV, verb clustering, clause union effects, obligatory functional subject position, and subject-object asymmetries for extractions. Through this, a cross-model and cross-linguistic comparison evolves, highlighting the immediate implications for non-Germanic OV languages, and creating a detailed and comprehensive description of the syntactic differences that immediately follow from an OV type in contrast with a VO type like English. It will be of interest to all those interested in syntax and Germanic languages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521865258
ISBN-10: 0521865255
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 386
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hubert Haider

Hubert Haider is Professor in Linguistics at the University of Salzburg. He has worked in Germany, the USA, Norway, Sweden, Japan and Morocco and his previous publications include Deutsche Syntax, Generativ - Vorstudien zur Theorie einer projektiven Grammatik (1993).

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