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Author Trutkowski, Ewa, 1974-
Title Topic Drop and Null Subjects in German.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : De Gruyter, 2016.

Series Linguistics & philosophy ; volume 6.
Linguistics & philosophy ; v. 6.
Subject German language -- Null subject.
German language -- Complement.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This study presents new insights into null subjects, topic drop and the interpretation of topic-dropped elements. Besides providing an empirical data survey, it offers explanations to well-known problems, e.g. syncretisms in the context of null-subject licensing or the marginality of dropping an element which carries oblique case. The book constitutes a valuable source for both empirically and theoretically interested (generative) linguists."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Frontmatter -- Foreword -- Contents -- 1. Overview -- 2. Topic Drop in German: (The Lack of) Identity between Antecedent and Gap -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Verbatim and Non-verbatim Topic Drop: Two Kinds of Topic Drop in German -- 2.3 An Empirical Basis for the VTD/NVTD Distinction -- 2.4 Structural Well-Formedness Conditions on VTD and NVTD -- 2.5 Topic Drop and the Event Structure of Structural and Oblique Case Assigning Verbs -- 2.6 Topic Drop and the Representation of +/-Complex Events -- 2.7 Appendix: Topic Drop of Expletive Elements -- 3. Topic Drop in German: The Interpretation of the Gap -- 4. Null Subjects at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface -- References -- Index.
Note Text in English and German.
Print version record.
ISBN 3110446170 (ebk)
9783110446173 (ebk)
9783110446180 (electronic bk.)
3110446189 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 948780556
Additional Format Print version: Trutkowski, Ewa. Topic Drop and Null Subjects in German. De Gruyter, 2016 9783110444131 3110444135 (DLC) 2016016620 (OCoLC)931648461.