Studies in OEvdalian Morphology and Syntax: New research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language - Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 221 (Hardback)Kristine Bentzen (editor), Henrik Rosenkvist (editor), Janne Bondi Johannessen (editor)
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 22/01/2015
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OEvdalian is spoken in central Sweden by about 2000 speakers. Traditionally categorized as a dialect of Swedish, it has not received much international attention. However, OEvdalian is typologically closer to Faroese or Icelandic than it is to Swedish, and since it has been spoken in relative isolation for about 1000 years, a number of interesting linguistic archaisms have been preserved and innovations have developed. This volume provides seven papers about OEvdalian morphology and syntax. The papers, all based on extensive fieldwork, cover topics such as verb movement, subject doubling, wh-words and case in OEvdalian. Constituting the first comprehensive linguistic description of OEvdalian in English, this volume is of interest for linguists in the fields of Scandinavian and Germanic linguistics, and also historical linguists will be thrilled by some of the presented data. The data and the analyses presented here furthermore challenge our view of the morphosyntax of the Scandinavian languages in some cases - as could be expected when a new language enters the linguistic arena.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
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