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On the Germanic properties of Old French

Eric Mathieu

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that, in addition to V2, Stylistic Fronting and Quirky subjects, Old French had the following Germanic properties: Object Shift and Transitive Expletive Constructions. All these ... More


Parameters in Old Romance word order 1: A comparative minimalist analysis

Guido Mensching

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines medieval Romance word order patterns concentrating on XP-V-subject and Aux-XP-V-participle. It argues both patterns are related to each other in that the latter overtly shows ... More


Changing EPP parameters: Clause structure in Classical and Late Latin

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts with a description of the core facts concerning the VPAux/AuxVP alternation in the history of Latin. In the case of modal verbs and infinitives, there is a clear decline of the ... More


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