The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 21st and 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Stuttgart. The contributions provide insightful discussions of several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide range of contemporary and historical Germanic languages. The theoretical issues explored include: the left periphery, with a number of contributions touching on the pros and contras of cartographic accounts; different aspects of word order and how it arises from movement and clause structure; the interplay of thematic relations and case theory with the realization of DPs; and the treatment of finiteness and modal structures. This book is of interest to syntacticians working in a comparative perspective and to advanced undergraduates.
1. Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax (by Alexiadou, Artemis); 2. Part I. Cartography and the left periphery; 3. On a (wh-)moved Topic in Italian, compared to Germanic (by Cardinaletti, Anna); 4. C-agreement or something close to it: Some thoughts on the 'alls-construction' (by Putnam, Michael T.); 5. Uncharted territory?: Towards a non-cartographic account of Germanic syntax (by Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter); 6. Bootstrapping verb movement and the clausal architecture of German (and other languages) (by Fanselow, Gisbert); 7. A conjunction conspiracy at the West Germanic left periphery (by Velde, John R. te); 8. Part II. Word order and movement; 9. Reconsidering odd coordination in German (by Kasai, Hironobu); 10. The syntax and semantics of the temporal anaphor "then" in Old and Middle English (by Trips, Carola); 11. Jespersen's Cycle and the issue of prosodic 'weakness' (by Noel Aziz Hanna, Patrizia); 12. Holmberg's Generalization: Blocking and push up (by Broekhuis, Hans); 13. Part III. Thematic relations and NP realization; 14. The No Case Generalization (by Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann); 15. The new impersonal as a true passive (by Jonsson, Johannes Gisli); 16. Anaphoric distribution in the prepositional phrase: Similarities between Norwegian and English (by Lederer, Jenny); 17. Part IV. Finiteness and modality; 18. Experiencers with (un)willingness: A raising analysis of German 'Wollen' (by Gergel, Remus); 19. Finiteness: The haves and the have-nots (by Eide, Kristin Melum); 20. Index of subjects & languages