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Referential null subjects in German. Dialects and diachronic continuity

  • Null subjects (NSs) have been a central research topic in generative syntax ever since the 1980s. This chapter considers the situation of German NSs both from a dialectological and from a diachronic perspective and attempts to reconstruct a direct line concerning the licensing conditions of pro-drop from Old High German (OHG) through Middle High German (MHG) and Early New High German (ENHG) to current dialects of New High German (NHG). Particularly, we will argue that German changed from a consistent, yet asymmetric pro-drop language to a partial, but symmetric one. In order to demonstrate that this development took place and the steps involved, we survey the existing empirical evidence and introduce new data.

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Author:Helmut WeißGND, Anna VolodinaGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-110575
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0011
ISBN:978-0-19-881585-3
Parent Title (English):Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Place of publication:Oxford
Editor:Federica Cognola, Jan Casalicchio
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2022/05/20
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Publicationstate:Zweitveröffentlichung
Publicationstate:Postprint
Reviewstate:Verlagslektorat
Tag:Early New High German (ENHG); German dialects; Middle High German (MHG); Old High German (OHG); inflected complementizer; null subject; pro-drop; pronominal agreement; topic drop
GND Keyword:Althochdeutsch; Deutsch; Dialektologie; Frühneuhochdeutsch; Generative Syntax; Mittelhochdeutsch; Mundart; Pro-Drop-Parameter
First Page:261
Last Page:284
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Grammatik
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt