1 Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Afd. for Engelsk, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University4 University of Lund5 University of Stockholm6 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
I will compare a particular phenomenon in Yiddish, namely missing objects in certain coordination structures, with what might seem to be a related phenomenon in Scandinavian. In a certain sense, my result will be negative, in that I shall conclude that the two phenomena are less related than might appear at first glance. I shall however try to show that this might provide support for what I take to be a more basic difference between Yiddish on one hand and the Scandinavian languages on the other, namely that Yiddish is an OV-language like German and Dutch, not a VO-language like English or the Scandinavian languages.
Grammar in Focus: Festschrift for Christer Platzack, Vol. II, 2003, p. 365-375
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Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, University of Lund