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- DescriptionThis book presents an account of object shift, a word order phemen found in most of the Scandinavian languages where an object occurs unexpectedly to the left and t to the right of a sentential adverbial. With new and original observations, it is an important addition to the fields of phology, optimality theory and theoretical syntax.
- Author BiographySten Vikner is Associate Professor in English linguistics, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His previous publications include Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages and Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax (co-edited), and he is the Editor of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics. He researches Germanic comparative syntax, with a particular interest in how and why word order varies between languages. Eva Engels is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her previous publications include Optimizing Adverb Positions as well as various book chapters and journal articles. Her research focuses on the comparative syntax of the Germanic languages and on how Optimality Theory applies to syntax.
- Author(s)Eva Engels,Sten Vikner
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Pivot
- Content Notebiography
- Weight367 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
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