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Om svenska konjunktioner och deras historia

Teleman, Ulf LU (2012) In Arkiv för nordisk filologi 127. p.59-92
Abstract
Swedish conjunctions differ from subjunctions by being able to combine main clauses with each other. At the beginning of the literary period (13th century) Swedish had conjinctions meaning 'and', 'or', 'but', all of them with a Proto-Germanic origin. During the following centuries a few causal/explanatory and consecutive/conclusive conjunctioms were added: ty, for, so. In this article it s argued that these conjunctions were originally established as subjunctions which later became used also as conjunctions. The formal differentiation between conjunctions and subjunctions may be related to the rise of the particular syntactic structure of Swedish subordinate clauses in early modern time. It is interesting to note that the development... (More)
Swedish conjunctions differ from subjunctions by being able to combine main clauses with each other. At the beginning of the literary period (13th century) Swedish had conjinctions meaning 'and', 'or', 'but', all of them with a Proto-Germanic origin. During the following centuries a few causal/explanatory and consecutive/conclusive conjunctioms were added: ty, for, so. In this article it s argued that these conjunctions were originally established as subjunctions which later became used also as conjunctions. The formal differentiation between conjunctions and subjunctions may be related to the rise of the particular syntactic structure of Swedish subordinate clauses in early modern time. It is interesting to note that the development unexpectedly occurred from hypotax to paratax, not the other way round. (Less)
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Old Swedish, Early Modern Swedish, language change, grammaticalization, conjunctions, subjunctions, main clauses, subordinate clauses.
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Arkiv för nordisk filologi
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127
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59 - 92
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ANF
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0066-7668
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Swedish
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  keyword      = {Old Swedish,Early Modern Swedish,language change,grammaticalization,conjunctions,subjunctions,main clauses,subordinate clauses.},
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  series       = {Arkiv för nordisk filologi},
  title        = {Om svenska konjunktioner och deras historia},
  volume       = {127},
  year         = {2012},
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