West Germanic language

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Noun1.West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
Low German, Plattdeutsch - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
Dutch - the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
Frisian - a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English
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The West Germanic language of the English divided historically into Old English, Middle English, and Modern English and now spoken in the British Isles, the United States and numerous other countries.
Putnam (Carson-Newman College) takes up the challenge by investigating the syntactic properties of middle field Scrambling in synchronic West Germanic languages, and the extent to which it can be classified as a syntactic phenomenon with minimalist desiderata.
Empirical data from the West Germanic languages are particularly challenging in this respect, showing the possibility of free argument serialization in the computational system, a phenomenon usually referred to as scrambling in the literature.
Langer first looks at the distribution of auxiliary tun in other West Germanic languages and in modern German dialects, before turning specifically to ENHG.
THE proceedings of the symposium have been supplemented by other contributions so as to make it a useful recent survey of the etymological lexicography of West Germanic languages.

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