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Introduction: Object shift in the Nordic languages

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 September 2013

Maia Andréasson
Affiliation:
Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. maia.andreasson@svenska.gu.se
Kristine Bentzen
Affiliation:
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Tromsø, Norway. kristine.bentzen@uit.no
Elisabet Engdahl
Affiliation:
Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. elisabet.engdahl@svenska.gu.se
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This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics is devoted to articles on a construction which since Holmberg (1986) has been referred to as object shift. Whereas sentential adverbs normally precede the object in Scandinavian, as shown in (1a), they tend to follow the object, when it is a pronoun, as in (1b).

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