Studies in Brythonic word order [electronic resource] / edited by James Fife and Erich Poppe.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.
- Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 83.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 83
1 online resource (370 p.)
- Brythonic languages -- Word order.
- Electronic books.
- While Celtic languages are nominally VSO in basic word order, the languages of the Brythonic branch have exhibited striking synchronic and historical variations from the prototype. This volume comprises the very latest research in word order in Welsh, reton and Cornish from nine of the leading scholars in the field. The studies deal with historical, typological and descriptive issues from several approaches (including philological, functional and government and binding). The scope ranges over all the Brythonic languages, as well as the entire diachronic spectrum from the proto-language up to t
- STUDIES IN BRYTHONIC WORD ORDER; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Introduction
Word Order in Brythonic; On the Prehistory of Brittonic Syntax; Further Notes on Constituent Order in Welsh; Focus and the Welsh 'Abnormal Sentence': A Cross-linguistic Perspective; Word Order in Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys: Notes on the Pragmatics of Constituent-Ordering in MW Narrative Prose; Notes on Word Order in Beunans Meriasek; Some Constituent-order Frequencies in Classical Welsh Prose; The Discourse Pragmatics of NP-Initial Sentences in Breton
The Directionality of Head Subcategorization in WelshThe Function of Cleft and Non-cleft Constituent Orders in Modern Welsh; Subject Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Fife, James.
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