Elements of Slavic and Germanic Grammars: A Comparative View

Papers on Topical Issues in Syntax and Morphosyntax

by Jacek Witkos (Volume editor) Gisbert Fanselow (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 278 Pages


This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the syntax and morphosyntax of Germanic and Slavic languages (English, German, Czech, Polish, and Russian), stemming from the Syntax Session of the 2006 PLM conference in Poznań (Poland). Gisbert Fanselow and Caroline Féry discuss lack of Superiority with German movement; Gereon Müller links pro-drop to non-impoverished inflectional morphology; Christopher Wilder deals with English constructions with a directional locative and imperative; Adam Biały decomposes event structure; Katarzyna Sówka analyses the semantics of German verbs of giving; Ewa Bułat takes a fresh look at null subjects; Helen Trugman presents the distribution of adnominal adjectives in Russian; Agnieszka Pysz explores the same issue in Old English; Bożena Cetnarowska employs OT to describe possessives in Polish; Katarzyna Miechowicz-Mathiasen and Paweł Scheffler compare Polish and Italian reversible verbs; Radek Šimik describes different relative pronouns in Czech; Mojmir Dočekal discusses lack of WCO effects in Czech; Michael Moss argues for a complex structure of the Polish clause, and Jacek Witkoś demonstrates that control-as-movement penetrates CPs.


ISBN (Book)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 277 pp., num. tables

Biographical notes

Jacek Witkos (Volume editor) Gisbert Fanselow (Volume editor)

The Editors: Jacek Witkoś is Professor of English Linguistics employed in the School of English of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). His research interests include general linguistics, generative linguistics and the comparative Polish-English grammar. Gisbert Fanselow is Professor of Syntax at the University of Potsdam (Germany). His research interests include generative syntax and psycholinguistics.


Title: Elements of Slavic and Germanic Grammars: A Comparative View