a scientific research project on the Syntax of Alemannic.
SynAlm investigates the Syntax of Alemannic dialects. It aims to gather fine grained native speaker judgments on syntactic topics that promise to give important insights into the nature of linguistic variation.
SynAlm works in a modern linguistic framework. The questionnaires sent out to the informants contain systematically controlled variables for a given construction and will thus also provide negative data.
The areas covered in the investigations include:
Left periphery of embedded clauses; relative clauses; comparative/equative constructions; use and shape of determiners/quantifiers and pronouns, long wh-extraction; auxiliary doubling; infinitival syntax (verb raising, type and position of infinitival markers); negative concord; adjectival inflection, complex prepositional phrases (spatial and directional), possessive constructions.
The results of our investigations can be accessed in two ways:
SynAlm is sponsored by