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An introduction to the South Swedish Apparent Cleft (SSAC)

Rosenkvist, Henrik LU (2007) In Nordlyd 34(1).
Abstract
Abstract: In this paper, the South Swedish Apparent Cleft (SSAC) is introduced, described and briefly discussed. The SSAC was first observed in the 1940s, and it has not yet been subject to any detailed linguistic analysis. The usage of the SSAC has been examined in a corpus study and via a questionnaire, and the results suggest (albeit inconclusively) that it truly is a specifically south Swedish syntactic construction. It appears in two main variants (with and without an adverbial expressing speaker attitude) and it displays a number of interesting syntactic properties (the subject must be pronominal, direct objects are disallowed etc). From a typological perspective, there seem to be similar constructions in at least Japanese (no da)... (More)
Abstract: In this paper, the South Swedish Apparent Cleft (SSAC) is introduced, described and briefly discussed. The SSAC was first observed in the 1940s, and it has not yet been subject to any detailed linguistic analysis. The usage of the SSAC has been examined in a corpus study and via a questionnaire, and the results suggest (albeit inconclusively) that it truly is a specifically south Swedish syntactic construction. It appears in two main variants (with and without an adverbial expressing speaker attitude) and it displays a number of interesting syntactic properties (the subject must be pronominal, direct objects are disallowed etc). From a typological perspective, there seem to be similar constructions in at least Japanese (no da) and English (it is that). (Less)
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syntax, dialect, Swedish, cleft
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Nordlyd
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34
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1
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13 pages
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CASTL, Tromsø/ Universitetet i Tromsø. Institutt for språk og litteratur
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1503-8599
0332-7531
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English
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  abstract     = {Abstract: In this paper, the South Swedish Apparent Cleft (SSAC) is introduced, described and briefly discussed. The SSAC was first observed in the 1940s, and it has not yet been subject to any detailed linguistic analysis. The usage of the SSAC has been examined in a corpus study and via a questionnaire, and the results suggest (albeit inconclusively) that it truly is a specifically south Swedish syntactic construction. It appears in two main variants (with and without an adverbial expressing speaker attitude) and it displays a number of interesting syntactic properties (the subject must be pronominal, direct objects are disallowed etc). From a typological perspective, there seem to be similar constructions in at least Japanese (no da) and English (it is that).},
  author       = {Rosenkvist, Henrik},
  issn         = {1503-8599},
  keyword      = {syntax,dialect,Swedish,cleft},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {13},
  publisher    = {CASTL, Tromsø/ Universitetet i Tromsø. Institutt for språk og litteratur},
  series       = {Nordlyd},
  title        = {An introduction to the South Swedish Apparent Cleft (SSAC)},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2007},
}