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Predicative Adjective Agreement

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Predicative Adjective Agreement. / Vikner, Sten.

Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. ed. / Kirsten Adamzik; Helen Christen. Tübingen : Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2001. p. 399-414.

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Harvard

Vikner, S 2001, Predicative Adjective Agreement. in K Adamzik & H Christen (eds), Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen, pp. 399-414. <http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engsv/papers/vikn01b.pdf>

APA

Vikner, S. (2001). Predicative Adjective Agreement. In K. Adamzik, & H. Christen (Eds.), Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde (pp. 399-414). Max Niemeyer Verlag. http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engsv/papers/vikn01b.pdf

CBE

Vikner S. 2001. Predicative Adjective Agreement. Adamzik K, Christen H, editors. In Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. pp. 399-414.

MLA

Vikner, Sten "Predicative Adjective Agreement". and Adamzik, Kirsten Christen, Helen (editors). Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 2001, 399-414.

Vancouver

Vikner S. Predicative Adjective Agreement. In Adamzik K, Christen H, editors, Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 2001. p. 399-414

Author

Vikner, Sten. / Predicative Adjective Agreement. Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde. editor / Kirsten Adamzik ; Helen Christen. Tübingen : Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2001. pp. 399-414

Bibtex

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abstract = "German is a complicated language. Any speaker of e.g. French or Danish who has ever tried to learn German would agree to this. Coming from languages with only two genders and with no case outside the pronoun system, German, with three genders and with four cases throughout the nominal system, seems unjustifiably complicated, as if it had been specially designed to torment poor students.However, there is one area where German agreement morphology could not possibly be simpler, and where German is much easier for non-native speakers than e.g. French or Danish: predicative adjectives. Both gender and number distinctions, disappear when adjectives are used predicatively. This paper will try to account for why the Germanic languages that inflect attiributive adjectives but not predicative ones are all SOV-languages (e.g. German, Dutch, Frisian and Yiddish).",
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