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The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Jan Terje Faarlund


The term Mainland Scandinavian covers the North Germanic languages spoken in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and parts of Finland. There is a continuum of mutually intelligible standard languages, regional varieties, and dialects stretching from southern Jutland to Eastern Finland. Linguistically, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish are thus to be considered one language. Most syntactic patterns and features are shared among the national and regional varieties, but there are also interesting differences. This book presents the main syntactic structures of this language, with the focus on the standard lang ... More

Keywords: Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, syntax, generative grammar, subordination, anaphor, conjunction, ellipsis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Terje Faarlund, author
Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Linguistics, University of Oslo