Björn Lundquist

List of John Benjamins publications for which Björn Lundquist plays a role.


This paper discusses possible attrition of verb second (V2) word order in Norwegian heritage language by investigating a corpus of spontaneous speech produced by 50 2nd–4th generation heritage speakers in North America. The study confirms previous findings that V2 word order is generally stable in… read more | Article
Lundquist, Björn and Gillian Ramchand 2012 Contact, animacy, and affectedness in GermanicComparative Germanic Syntax: The state of the art, Ackema, Peter, Rhona Alcorn, Caroline Heycock, Dany Jaspers, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 223–248
This paper takes as its starting point the striking and systematic variation in the expression of direct objects in English, Swedish and German with respect to verbs of surface contact like ‘kick’. While in English, kick can easily appear with an inanimate object as in kick the door, in Swedish and… read more | Article