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Melander, B., Bockgård, G., Håkansson, D. & Norrby, C. (Eds.). (2017). Språk & stil: Tidskrift för svensk språkforskning. Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Språk & stil: Tidskrift för svensk språkforskning
2017 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, 2017. p. 268
Series
Språk & stil: Tidskrift för svensk språkforskning, ISSN 1101-1165, E-ISSN 2002-4010 ; NF 27
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338867 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-03-01Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, D. (2017). Transitive expletive constructions in Swedish. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 40(3), 255-285
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transitive expletive constructions in Swedish
2017 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 0332-5865, E-ISSN 1502-4717, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 255-285Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the existence of transitive expletive constructions (TECs) in Swedish. It is often claimed that TECs are a distinctive feature of Insular Scandinavian, but do not exist in Mainland Scandinavian. In this article, however, it is shown that such constructions do occur throughout the history of Swedish and, to some extent, still occur in present-day Swedish, although nowadays the language has none of the features previously proposed as licensing TECs. It is also shown that Swedish has a broader repertoire of associate subjects in TECs than does Icelandic. Unlike in Icelandic, associate subjects can also be definite in Swedish. The presence of TECs in Swedish calls into question the previous analysis of the licensing of this construction, and in this article a new explanation for the phenomenon is proposed. It is claimed that TECs are possible if the expletive can merge in a position structurally higher than the canonical subject position. In the case of V2 languages, this implies that expletives must be able to merge in Spec,CP, and it is shown that in Swedish they are able to merge in this position.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335321 (URN)10.1017/S0332586517000208 (DOI)000417133800001 ()
Funder
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2018-03-06Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, A. W. & Håkansson, D. (2017). Unga förstår allt färre ord. Språktidningen (8), 24-29
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga förstår allt färre ord
2017 (Swedish)In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 8, p. 24-29Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

De ungas ordförråd har krympt de senaste årtiondena, medan de äldres har vuxit. Högskoleprovet avslöjar en verklighet som kan hota demokratin.

National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335262 (URN)
Note

Även tillgänglig på Språktidningens hemsida under titeln "Unga förstår allt färre samhällsord".

Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-02-09Bibliographically approved
Brandtler, J. & Håkansson, D. (2017). V2 eller V3?: Om preverbal placering av adverbial i svenskan. Paper presented at GRAMINO. Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift, 35(1), 11-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>V2 eller V3?: Om preverbal placering av adverbial i svenskan
2017 (Swedish)In: Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift, ISSN 0800-3076, E-ISSN 2387-6719, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 11-26Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

En rad adverbial kan i svenska placeras före det finita verbet i huvudsatser, vilket rent linjärt ger upphov till en ledföljd där det finita verbet förskjuts till tredje position i satsen (t.ex. hon bara skojade ; han nästan grät av glädje). Utgångspunkten för de resonemang som förs i denna artikel är att endast adverbial som har status som syntaktiska huvuden och inte som maximala projektioner kan förbindas med finita verb. Men även om syntaktisk status är avgörande för möjligheten till preverbal placering, kan den knappast vara orsaken eftersom adjungering inte är någon obligatorisk syntaktisk operation. Mot denna bakgrund lanseras hypotesen att preverbal placering av adverbial är strikt begränsad av det adverbiella uttryckets semantik:endast adverbial som uttrycker en motsättning mellan vad som hävdas och vad som presupponeras kan förbindas med det finita verbet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2017
Keywords
adverbial, ledföljd, syntax, semantik, modern svenska, V2-språk
National Category
Languages and Literature General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328037 (URN)
Conference
GRAMINO
Projects
Svensk negationssyntax
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P15-0709:1
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, D. (2016). Förklaringar i språkhistorisk forskning. In: Daniel Andersson, Lars-Erik Edlund, Susanne Haugen & Asbjørg Westum (Ed.), Historia och språkhistoria: Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13 (pp. 103-117). Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet & Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förklaringar i språkhistorisk forskning
2016 (Swedish)In: Historia och språkhistoria: Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13 / [ed] Daniel Andersson, Lars-Erik Edlund, Susanne Haugen & Asbjørg Westum, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet & Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2016, p. 103-117Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet & Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet, 2016
Series
Nordsvenska, ISSN 0282-7182 ; 25
Keywords
historisk språkvetenskap, vetenskapsteori, vetenskapliga förklaringar
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295032 (URN)9789188466907 (ISBN)9789186438579 (ISBN)
Funder
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA)
Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Brandtler, J. & Håkansson, D. (2015). Negative V3-declaratives in Finland Swedish. Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift, 33(2), 157-173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negative V3-declaratives in Finland Swedish
2015 (English)In: Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift, ISSN 0800-3076, E-ISSN 2387-6719, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 157-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olso: Novus Forlag, 2015
National Category
Humanities and the Arts General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281175 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-20 Created: 2016-03-20 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Brandtler, J. & Håkansson, D. (2014). Not on the edge: The syntax and pragmatics of clause-initial negation in Swedish. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 17(2), 97-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Not on the edge: The syntax and pragmatics of clause-initial negation in Swedish
2014 (English)In: Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, ISSN 1383-4924, E-ISSN 1572-8552, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 97-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The possibility of topicalizing sentential negation is severely restricted in the Germanic V2-languages. In this paper, we show that negative preposing was more frequent and less restricted in earlier stages of Swedish: approx. 8 % of all occurrences of negation are clause initial in Old Swedish, compared to less than 0.5 % in present day Swedish. We propose that this change in frequency can be traced to the syntactic status of the negative element. More specifically, we argue that Old Swedish eigh 'not' may function as a syntactic head and cliticize to the finite verb in [C-0]. This possibility is not open to the XP inte 'not' in Modern Swedish. In Modern Swedish, we argue that the restrictions on negative preposing instead are related to more general pragmatic restrictions on the information expressed in [Spec,CP]: according to our hypothesis, negative preposing is licensed by contrast.

Keywords
Old Swedish, Modern Swedish, Topicalization, Negation, Diachronic change, Spec-CP, Germanic languages
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229811 (URN)10.1007/s10828-014-9068-4 (DOI)000342083700001 ()
Note

Publicerad online augusti 2014.

Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, D. (2014). Satsadverbial som fundament: Restriktioner på spetsställning i svenska och danska. In: Jan Lindström, Sofie Henricson, Anne Huhtala, Pirjo Kukkonen, Hanna Lehti-Eklund & Camilla Lindholm (Ed.), Svenskans beskrivning 33: Förhandlingar vid Trettiotredje sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. Helsingfors den 15–17 maj 2013. Paper presented at Svenskans beskrivning 33 (pp. 139-150). Helsingfors: Finska, finskugriska och nordiska institutionen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satsadverbial som fundament: Restriktioner på spetsställning i svenska och danska
2014 (Swedish)In: Svenskans beskrivning 33: Förhandlingar vid Trettiotredje sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. Helsingfors den 15–17 maj 2013 / [ed] Jan Lindström, Sofie Henricson, Anne Huhtala, Pirjo Kukkonen, Hanna Lehti-Eklund & Camilla Lindholm, Helsingfors: Finska, finskugriska och nordiska institutionen , 2014, p. 139-150Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Finska, finskugriska och nordiska institutionen, 2014
Series
Svenskans beskrivning, ISSN 1795-4428 ; 33
Keywords
Satsadverbial, fundament, svenska, danska
National Category
Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239305 (URN)978-951-51-0120-4 (ISBN)978-951-51-0121-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Svenskans beskrivning 33
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Håkansson, D. (2013). A variationist approach to syntactic change: The case of subordinate clause word order in the history of Swedish. In: Peter Auer, Javier Caro Reina & Göz Kaufmann (Ed.), Language Variation – European Perspectives IV: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011 (pp. 129-143). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A variationist approach to syntactic change: The case of subordinate clause word order in the history of Swedish
2013 (English)In: Language Variation – European Perspectives IV: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011 / [ed] Peter Auer, Javier Caro Reina & Göz Kaufmann, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, p. 129-143Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013
Series
Studies in Language Variation, ISSN 1872-9592 ; 14
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200723 (URN)978 90 272 3494 0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-06-03 Created: 2013-06-03 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, D. (2013). Null referential subjects in the history of Swedish. Journal of Historical Linguistics, 3(2), 155-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Null referential subjects in the history of Swedish
2013 (English)In: Journal of Historical Linguistics, ISSN 2210-2116, E-ISSN 2210-2124, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 155-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013
Keywords
diachronic syntax, syntactic change, language variation, Old Swedish, referential subjects, null subjects, word order, information structure, verbal agreement, quantitative analysis
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212078 (URN)
Available from: 2013-12-05 Created: 2013-12-05 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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