Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Gothic Relative and Explicative Clauses Introduced by Enclitic

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik

This paper discusses Gothic relative and explicative clauses introduced by the enclitic complementizer . Their structural similarity has led to the uniform treatment of these two types of dependent clauses by, for example, von der Gabelentz - Loebe (1846). Functionally, however, relative and explicative clauses are obviously distinct: relative clauses modify a constituent of the principal clause, whereas explicative clauses refer to the whole proposition expressed by the principal clause. Separate analysis reveals that in relative clauses, the enclitic complementizer is in overlapping distribution with the relative pronoun and the relativizers and ; in explicative clauses, is in overlapping distribution with the complementizers and In addition, this paper argues against analyzing the cataphoric demonstrative with the enclitic as complementizer introducing content clauses after verbs governing oblique cases. Among the proponents of this distinction are von Sallwürk (1875) and Delbrück (1904).


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation