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Grammatik der Namen im Wandel
The Grammar of Names in Change: Diachronic Morphosyntax of Personal Names in German

Diachrone Morphosyntax der Personennamen im Deutschen

Proper names have developed particular morphological and syntactic characteristics in recent language history. Based on comprehensive diachronic and synchronic corpus, questionnaire, and experimental studies, the author describes when, how, and why names have developed their special status. The focus is on the general grammatical analysis of changes in names, case and number de-inflection, and the emergence of the possessive “s.”

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Tanja Ackermann, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
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Audience: Morphology, Historical Linguistics, Onomastics