8: Morphosyntactic Variation and Change in Germanic

Tonya Kim Dewey (Bergen), Jóhanna Barðdal (Bergen) & Carlee Arnett (UCDavis)

The proposed thematic session is intended to cover a range of current topics within the Germanic languages, both synchronic and diachronic, including the interrelation between variation and change, dialectal variation, intra-Germanic variation, as well as asynchronous comparative Germanic investigations. The panel strives to embody a variety of perspectives on linguistic variation, with case studies on phenomena such as resultatives, impersonal passives, reflexive motion verbs, causatives, oblique subject constructions, as well as other morphosyntactic properties of the Germanic languages.