Prepositional Dative Marking in Upper German: A Case of Syntactic Microvariation
|University of Zürich|
In several Upper German dialects, a dative NP can optionally be introduced by a preposition-like morpheme (an or in):
er hat's an (or: in) der Mutter gesagt
In my talk I will pursue the following questions:
I will show that the occurrence of PDM is influenced by morphological, syntactic, discourse functional and phonological factors, the relevance of which varies between the different dialect areas.
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