Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian

Höskuldur Thráinsson (Editor), Caroline Heycock (Editor), Hjalmar Petersen (Editor), Zakaris Svabo Hansen (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

This book presents the latest research on the syntax of the “Insular Scandinavian” languages (Faroese and Icelandic), with contributions from thirteen experts, and a significant introductory chapter by the four editors. The topics covered include some that have figured extensively in recent literature on Scandinavian syntax and its implications for syntactic theory: case, agreement, embedded clause word order, stylistic fronting, and the nature of “expletive” constructions. The volume is conceived around the topic of variation, both within and between the two languages studied—as well as more generally—and stands out for the wealth of new empirical detail from both Faroese and Icelandic, relating to each of the topics and theoretical issues discussed. Each chapter is written in a way to make it accessible to a wide audience within linguistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Number of pages343
ISBN (Electronic)978 90 272 6559 3
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 0856 9
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Germanic Linguistics
PublisherJohn Benjamins

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • syntax
  • Scandinavian languages
  • Icelandic
  • Faroese


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