Germanic syntax

Author: Stefan Müller

Key Words: Germanic, V2, valency, scrambling, adjunct, verbal complex, passive, clause type, expletive, HPSG Light

To appear 2022. Language Science Press. This book provides an overview of the syntax of the Germanic languages. The analyses are provided in the framework of HPSG Light, which is a simplified version of HPSG.


  1. A general overview of the Germanic languages
  2. Phenomena
  3. Phrase structure grammars and X-theory
  4. Valence, argument order and adjunct placement
  5. The verbal complex
  6. Verb position: Verb first and verb second
  7. Passive
  8. Clause types and expletives
  9. HPSG Light


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