Contents: The Beginnings. Towards a Historical Explanation of the Difference between English and High German Existential Constructions:
Word Order in the History of English - The Derivation of the English ETC - Word Order in the History of High German - The
Derivation of the High German Existential da-Construction - The Derivation of High German ‘es’-Constructions – ETCs
in Modern English: Syntactic Classification - Semantic Classification - Pragmatic Approach – The Modern High German Counterparts:
The Status of es in ModHG - Syntactic Approach to the High German Counterparts - Semantic and Pragmatic Approaches
to the ModHG Counterparts.