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The syntax of Icelandic

Author: Höskuldur Þráinsson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge syntax guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a guide to the structure of Icelandic, focusing in particular on those characteristics that have contributed greatly to syntactic research. Each chapter is divided into two main sections - providing both a descriptive overview and a discussion of the theoretical and comparative issues involved - and a range of topics are covered, including case, agreement, grammatical relations, thematic roles, word order,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)124961036
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Höskuldur Þráinsson
ISBN: 9780521591904 0521591902 0511619448 9780511619441 9780521597906 0521597900
OCLC Number: 124961036
Description: xii, 563 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Word order and clause structure --
Order of elements within the phrase --
Case, agreement, grammatical relations, and thematic roles --
Passives, middles, and unaccusatives --
Different types of expletive constructions --
Fronting, focusing, extraposition, and NP-shift --
Finite and non-finite complements and adjuncts --
Pronouns, reflexives, and empty categories.
Series Title: Cambridge syntax guides.
Responsibility: Höskuldur Thräinsson.
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Icelandic is a syntactically interesting language, with aspects of its word order, clause structure, agreement patterns, inflection and case system arousing much theoretical interest and debate in  Read more...

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