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Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Ian G. Roberts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work provides an analysis of word order and clause structure in Welsh, within the context of a minimalist version of principles and parameters theory. The central issue is the analysis of VSO ... More


The Analysis of VSO Languages

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents an analysis of VSO order in terms of the feature-checking system of Chomsky (1995). Starting from the well-established idea that VSO order involves verb-movement out of VP and ... More


Verb Second and the Left Edge Filling Trigger

Mélanie Jouitteau

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is an inquiry into the subcomponent of the Extended Projection Principle (EPP) that is relevant for second position phenomena: the Left Edge Filling Trigger (LEFT). LEFT basically ... 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


On Left-Peripheral Expletives in Central Colombian Spanish

José Camacho

in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190634797
eISBN:
9780190634827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634797.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyzes a construction involving an expletive-like demonstrative, eso, which appears in the left periphery of the clause in dialects of Spanish spoken in Central Colombia and Venezuela, ... More


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