Henrik Jørgensen

Doubling left syntactic positions in Danish

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This paper deals with the doubling of left syntactic positions in Danish. Such doublings consist of a referential element: a NP or a clause, and an anaphoric element, an unstressed personal pronoun or an unstressed resumptive adverb. In main clauses, the CP-spec position may double in this way, whereas subordinate clauses may double the subject. This construction is found all over Mainland Scandinavia, cp. Johannessen 2014. In present-day Danish, its main domain is spoken language, but it is also frequently found in poetry. Unless there is a clear contrast, the construction is optional as shown in the analysis of a broadcasted public speech (sect. 5). In earlier versions of Danish, as shown in sect. 4, the construction is both more frequent in writing and also seems almost obligatory.
Bidragets oversatte titelFordibling af ventrestillede syntaktiske positioner i dansk
TitelLet us have articles betwixt us : Papers in Historical and Comparative Linguistics in Honour of Johanna L. Wood
RedaktørerSten Vikner, Henrik Jørgensen, Elly van Gelderen
Antal sider18
ForlagDepartment of English – School of Communication and Culture – Aarhus University
Udgivelsesår31 jan. 2016
ISBN (trykt)9788791134036
ISBN (Elektronisk)9788775073597
StatusUdgivet - 31 jan. 2016


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