The current choice of papers grew out of a Workshop on Scandinavian Syntax and concept of Grammar, held in Trondheim in 1982. 5 of the contributions - these by means of Maling, Herslund, Cooper, Platzack and Thniinsson - are advancements of papers learn at this workshop, and the entire contributions mirror (and have partially encouraged) the robust momentum which this zone of study has won over the past few years. it truly is our wish that the gathering might be necessary in case you are looking to familiarize themselves with this examine, in addition to for these actively engaged in it. we're thankful to the authors for his or her collaboration in getting the amount jointly, and to Frank Heny and the Reidel employees (Martin Scrivener, editor, specifically) for his or her support, encouragement and endurance in the course of the quite a few levels of the creation of this publication. Very many thank you additionally to our nameless referees, and to Elisabet Engdahl for aid and suggestion. KIRST! KOCH CHRISTENSEN LARS HELLAN vii LARS HELLAN AND KIRSTI KOCH CHRISTENSEN creation O. creation A normal theoretical point of view for a language-family-oriented anthology just like the current one is that of COMPARATIVE study. this isn't to claim that the papers of this quantity are all considering comparative matters (in truth, such a lot of them are not), yet fairly that the language relatives from which many of the info are drawn lends itself obviously to comparative reviews.
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