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This article offers a descriptive account of body part constructions in Old East Frisian texts and analyzes the occurrence of dative experiencers in such clauses. This includes a comparison between Old Frisian body part grammar and its Middle Dutch counterpart, revisiting issues such as the antiquity of dative external possessors and oblique subject constructions in West Germanic. In presenting the data from a theory-neutral perspective, this investigation contributes to the study of body part grammar in Medieval Germanic in particular and to the growing body of literature on Old Frisian syntax in general.

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In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
The Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, founded in 1970, has a rich history of important publications. It was published as a book series until the end of 2015 and it is now published as a print and e-journal.
The journal Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik is an international peer-reviewed journal on Old Germanic languages, such as Gothic, Old Dutch, Old English, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Saxon and Middle Dutch, Middle English and Middle High German.
It includes topics and approaches that range from historical linguistics to literary studies, including onomastics, runology, manuscript studies, textual criticism and philology. Special issues on Old Germanic studies are published on a regular basis.
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