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Infinitivmärket i östnordiska fornspråk
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8732-2536
2019 (Swedish)In: A Copenhagen Miscellany: Studies in East Norse Philology / [ed] Simon Skovgaard Boeck & Seán D. Vrieland, Köpenhamn: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2019, p. 127-143Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Infinitive clauses show substantial variation across Scandinavian languages, not least with regard to the distribution and syntactical status of the infinitive marker at. Although etymologically identical, this variation in use and status of at suggests that infinitive markers are relatively late innovations in Scandinavian and that they, to a certain extent, have emerged independently. The aim of this article is to give an account of the infinitive marker in early East Scandinavian texts in order to detect variation regarding its use at early stages of the languages. Previous studies have pointed out that the distribution of at is less regular in Old Swedish than in Old Icelandic, which suggests possible regional differences. The empirical study is based on eight Old Danish, Old Swedish and Old Gutnish texts, mostly laws. Verb complements excluded, all infinitive clauses in the texts are considered. These contexts would, if applied in the modern languages, trigger the use of the infinitive marke. The result shows major differences between the texts. Whereas at is regularly used in all of the Old Danish, its use is much less regular in the Old Swedish and the Old Gutnish texts, with the exception of the only West Swedish text. In this text, at has a distribution very similar to that of Modern Swedish. The investigation thus supports the assumption that the infinitive marker at has emerged independently across Scandinavian and that there are regional differences to be considered. 

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Köpenhamn: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2019. p. 127-143
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Selskab for østnordisk filologi ; 3
Keywords [en]
infinitive marker, bare infinitive, infinitive, infinitive clause, Old Danish, Old Gutnish, Old Swedish
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Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-177289ISBN: 978-87-408-3246-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-177289DiVA, id: diva2:1381321
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2019-12-20Bibliographically approved

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