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Der Komparativzyklus und die Position der Vergleichspartikeln 


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This paper discusses the syntactic position of comparative particles in German against the background of their diachrony. The development that these particles undergo is shown to constitute an instance of cyclical change, the comparative cycle. The historical data, especially so-called hypothetic comparisons, provide evidence for a synchronic analysis of als as a syntactic head above the standard of comparison-CP, and wie as C0. It is argued that, diachronically, the former has changed from a lower to a higher syntactic head position while the latter has undergone a reanalysis from a specifier to a head.