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Parameters of Predicate Fronting

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dennis Ott (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197545553
eISBN:
9780197545591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545553.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Many of the world’s languages permit or require clause-initial positioning of the primary predicate, potentially alongside some or all of its dependents. While such predicate fronting (where ... More


Parameters of predicate fronting: Introduction to the volume

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dennis Ott

in Parameters of Predicate Fronting: Cross-linguistic Explorations of V(P)-initial Clauses

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197545553
eISBN:
9780197545591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545553.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter surveys the phenomenon of predicate fronting and provides brief summaries of the individual chapters.


Locative inversion in Germanic and Romance: A conspiracy theory

Benjamin L. Sluckin, Silvio Cruschina, and Fabienne Martin

in Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198841166
eISBN:
9780191876677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841166.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates locative inversion (LI) in Germanic and Romance, a subject inversion involving a preposed locative expression. LI appears in two primary types: overt LI and covert LI, where ... More


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