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Surprising facts in Swedish Grammar

Platzack, Christer LU (2007) In Acta Sueco-Polonica 14. p.51-58
Abstract
In this paper I discuss two surprising facs in Swedish grammar, the presence of a particular active verb form, the supine, after auxiliary have in perfect and pluperfect, and the free word order found in the middle fielld of main clauses. The supine is not found in any other Germanic language, and is presumably to be seen as a result of a historical coincidence. The free word order in the middle fielld is not matched in the other Mainland Scandinavian languages, and can also be seen as a coincidence, the result of a number of other properties. There does not seem to be any functional motivation for the surprising behavior of Swedish grammar in these respects.
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Acta Sueco-Polonica
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51 - 58
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Centrum för Multietniska studier, Seminariet i Polens kultur och historia, Uppsala universitet
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1104-3431
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  abstract     = {In this paper I discuss two surprising facs in Swedish grammar, the presence of a particular active verb form, the supine, after auxiliary have in perfect and pluperfect, and the free word order found in the middle fielld of main clauses. The supine is not found in any other Germanic language, and is presumably to be seen as a result of a historical coincidence. The free word order in the middle fielld is not matched in the other Mainland Scandinavian languages, and can also be seen as a coincidence, the result of a number of other properties. There does not seem to be any functional motivation for the surprising behavior of Swedish grammar in these respects.},
  author       = {Platzack, Christer},
  issn         = {1104-3431},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {51--58},
  publisher    = {Centrum för Multietniska studier, Seminariet i Polens kultur och historia, Uppsala universitet},
  series       = {Acta Sueco-Polonica},
  title        = {Surprising facts in Swedish Grammar},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2007},
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