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The Influence of Text Type on Word Order of Old Germanic Languages

A Corpus-Based Contrastive Study of Old English and Old High German

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Anna Cichosz

Contents: Comparative analysis of Old English and Old High German word order – Word order of main clauses – Word order of subordinate clauses – Text type versus word order – The functions of the V-1 order in main clauses – The V-2 constraint in Old English and Old High German – The influence of coordinating conjunctions on the word order of main clauses – The subordinate word order – The influence of weight on the position of subjects and objects – The West Germanic syntax hypothesis revisited.