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Canonical and non-canonical (co)predicate agreement in Highest Alemannic dialects


Glaser, Elvira; Bachmann, Sandro (2022). Canonical and non-canonical (co)predicate agreement in Highest Alemannic dialects. Word Structure, 15(3):329-357.

Abstract

This paper deals with the distribution of agreement patterns for target adjectives or past participles in Swiss German dialects focussing on non-attributive domains. While agreement outside the nominal phrase has been lost in the development towards Standard German and in most dialects, in some Swiss German dialects certain syntactic domains still show formal agreement. Against this backdrop, two topics will be addressed in this paper. It gives an overview of the extent, function and distribution of formal agreement within the clausal domain on the basis of survey data, as far as possible. Another focus is default neuter inflection, which no longer shows canonical gender agreement with a neuter controller, but has developed a new function in the field of aspectuality.

Abstract

This paper deals with the distribution of agreement patterns for target adjectives or past participles in Swiss German dialects focussing on non-attributive domains. While agreement outside the nominal phrase has been lost in the development towards Standard German and in most dialects, in some Swiss German dialects certain syntactic domains still show formal agreement. Against this backdrop, two topics will be addressed in this paper. It gives an overview of the extent, function and distribution of formal agreement within the clausal domain on the basis of survey data, as far as possible. Another focus is default neuter inflection, which no longer shows canonical gender agreement with a neuter controller, but has developed a new function in the field of aspectuality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Language and Linguistics
Social Sciences & Humanities > Linguistics and Language
Language:English
Date:November 2022
Deposited On:11 Mar 2023 14:24
Last Modified:28 Jun 2024 01:44
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:1750-1245
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3366/word.2022.0213
Related URLs:https://uzb.swisscovery.slsp.ch/permalink/41SLSP_UZB/1d8t6qj/alma990061435730205508 (Library Catalogue)
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