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Null Objects under Coordination in Yiddish and Scandinavian

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  • Sten Vikner
  • Lars-Olof Delsing, Lund University, Sweden
  • Cecilia Falk, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Gunlög Josefsson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Halldór Ármann Sigurdsson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Department of English
  • Afd. for Engelsk

I will compare a particular phenomenon in Yiddish, namely missing objects in certain coordination structures, with what might seem to be a related phenomenon in Scandinavian. In a certain sense, my result will be negative, in that I shall conclude that the two phenomena are less related than might appear at first glance. I shall however try to show that this might provide support for what I take to be a more basic difference between Yiddish on one hand and the Scandinavian languages on the other, namely that Yiddish is an OV-language like German and Dutch, not a VO-language like English or the Scandinavian languages.

Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationGrammar in Focus : Festschrift for Christer Platzack, vol. II
Number of pages11
Place of publicationLund
PublisherDept. of Scandinavian Languages, University of Lund
Publication year2003
Pages365-375
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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