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The verbal complex in Gurinerdeutsch

Comrie, Bernard
Published in Linguistics. 1992, vol. 30, no. 6, p. 1031-1064
Abstract This paper examines the word order found within the verbal complex in Gurinerdeutsch, a relatively isolated Swiss German dialect. A novel method- ology, combining the analysis of transcribed texts with grammaticality judgments of naive native speakers, is introduced. The resulting description shows word order within the Gurinerdeutsch verb complex to be similar to that found in other Upper Alemannic dialects, although there are certain features — the order of certain arguments of verbs, the positioning of the particle z (corresponding to Standard German zu) 'to'— that pose interes- ting challenges to current accounts of word order within the verbal complex in Continental West Germanic languages.
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COMRIE, Bernard, FRAUENFELDER, Ulrich Hans. The verbal complex in Gurinerdeutsch. In: Linguistics, 1992, vol. 30, n° 6, p. 1031-1064.

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