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Dialectal variation in german 3-verb clusters : looking for the best analysis

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  • Deutsch
  • Syntax
  • Dialektologie
  • Verb
  • Optimalit√§tstheorie
  • Ddc:430
  • Ddc:435

Abstract

German dialects vary in which of the possible orders of the verbs in a 3-verb cluster they allow. In a still ongoing empirical investigation that I am undertaking together with Tanja Schmid, University of Stuttgart (Schmid and Vogel (2004)) we already found that each of the six logically possible permutations of the 3-verb cluster in (1) can be found in German dialects.

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