About the authors: Prof. Bernhardt is currently Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies, English Language Center, University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Dr. Graeme Davis received his PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is currently Principal Lecturer and head of EFL at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.
1997 0-7734-8463-9 Based on the corpus of the Old High German Tatian Gospel Translations, which are shown to be independent in word order from their Latin original, this book presents an analysis of word order within the clause categories of traditional grammar. Each clause category is shown to be the domain of a discrete word order type. Patterns are identified and illustrated by examples, and in most cases may be regarded as approaching the status of rules. Exceptions are discussed, and suggested motivations for departing from word order patters established, including emphatic, rhythmic and stylistic factors.