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This e-book takes up various common syntactic issues, which both yield diversified recommendations in German, particularly, or which bring about various conclusions for thought formation. one of many major themes is the truth that languages that let for huge scrambling among the 2 verbal poles, V-2 and V-last, have to combine discourse services like thema and rhema into the grammatical description. this can be tried, when it comes to Minimalism, therefore extending the practical area. specific cognizance is given to the asymmetrical scrambling habit of indefinites vs. definites and their semantic interpretation. comparable subject matters are: Transitive expletive sentences, sorts of existential sentences with both BE or HAVE, the that-trace phenomenon and its semantics, adverse polarity goods, ellipsis and gapping, passivization, double negation ― all of that have broad results either on distributional habit and semantic disambiguation, attaining some distance past results observable in English with its inflexible, ‘un-scrambable’ note order.

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