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historically, Middle (and Modern) English is unmistakably North Germanic and not West Germanic. (Uncontroversially, Old English, just like Dutch and German, is West Germanic.) That is, Middle English did not develop from Old English. Old English is the language of mainly West Saxon texts, of which the last

In: Language Dynamics and Change
The contributions in Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America advance the ever-expanding research program in formal and theoretical treatments of heritage language grammars through in-depth empirical investigations. The core focus on moribund varieties of heritage Germanic languages extends beyond the exploration of the individual heritage language grammars and contributes to larger discussions in the field of Germanic linguistics.

1 Introduction The purpose of this contribution is a comparative analysis of different “partitive markers” in the noun phrase of several Germanic varieties, with a special focus on areally peripheral non-standard or less standardized West Germanic varieties. Starting with

In: Disentangling Bare Nouns and Nominals Introduced by a Partitive Article
Author: Anders Holmberg

Anglicized Norse? Emonds and Faarlund (2014, this issue; henceforth E & F ) argue that it is the latter. In that sense, Middle English would be North Germanic rather than West Germanic. Consequently, since Modern English is a descendant of Middle English, it, too, would be a North Germanic language. E & F

In: Language Dynamics and Change