Word order change in acquisition and language contact : essays in honour of Ans van Kemenade / edited by Bettelou Los, University of Edinburgh, Pieter de Haan, Radboud University Nijmegen
- Linguistik Aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; volume 243
- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Bettelou Los and Pieter de Haan -- Grammar change and information structure -- From OV to VO in english : how to kroch the nut / Roland Hinterhölzl -- Word order and verb movement in norwegian wh-questions : a comparison of production and judgment data / Marit Westergaard -- Conditional inversion and types of parametric change / Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts -- Optional V2 in modern afrikaans : probing a germanic peculiarity / Theresa Biberauer -- The first position in a verb-second language : subjects and topics -- The information status of late subjects in passive main clauses in old english / Gea Dreschler -- Position-related subject properties change in english / Erwin R. Komen -- Split coordination in early english / Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk -- Verb-second effects -- Beowulf and old english metre : relics of a pre-V2 state? / Monique Tangelder and Bettelou Los -- The rise and fall of the passive auxiliary weorðan in the history of english / Gertjan Postma -- What comes second : cross-linguistic analyses of information structure in dutch between english and German / Marianne Starren -- Particles in diachrony -- Verb particle combinations and word order change in dutch-lexifier creole languages / Robbert van Sluijs, Pieter Muysken and Bettelou Los -- Parts and particles : the story of DĒ / Nigel Vincent -- Exploring the role of information structure in the word order variation of old english verb-particle combinations / Marion Elenbaas -- Contrasting V2 and Non-V2 information structure -- The EFL teacher's nightmare : information structure transfer from L2 english to L1 dutch / Pieter de Haan -- Common framework, local context, local anchors : how information-structural transfer can help to distinguish within CEFR C2 / Sanne van Vuuren and Rina de Vries -- Index.
- The case studies in this volume offer new insights into word order change. As is now becoming increasingly clear, word order variation rarely attracts social values in the way that phonological variants do. Instead, speakers tend to attach discourse or information-structural functions to any word order variation they encounter in their input, either in the process of first language acquisition or in situations of language or dialect contact. In second language acquisition, fine-tuning information-structural constraints appears to be the last hurdle that has to be overcome by advanced learners. The papers in this volume focus on word order phenomena in the history of English, as well as in related languages like Norwegian and Dutch-based creoles, and in Romance.
- 9789027257260 (hardback), 9027257264 (hardback), and 9789027264848
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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