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ERIC Number: EJ1083878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Null Arguments in Transitional Trilingual Grammars: Field Observations from Misionero German
Putnam, Michael T.; Lipski, John
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v35 n1 p85-104 Jan 2016
In this field note we discuss findings from pilot research on a variety of heritage German spoken in the Northeastern Province of Misiones of Argentina. Based on sociolinguistic field interviews with 25 consultants possessing varying degrees of proficiency in the language, we show that this variant of heritage German does in fact occasionally display instances of both null subjects (e.g. pro-drop) and null objects. These preliminary findings are consistent with other recent studies in the contact linguistics literature (cf. Camacho et al. 1997; Sánchez 1997, 1999a, 1999b; Cuza et al. 2013). In conclusion, we introduce suggestions for future research.
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina
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