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Inversion as a residual old Romance V2 grammar

Alexandru Nicolae

in Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian: A Comparative Romance Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on ‘inversion’ in the verbal domain (i.e. verb–auxiliary and verb–pronominal clitic linearizations) and shows that old Romanian inversion represents the residual instantiation of ... More


The consolidation of verb‐second in Old High German: What role did subject pronouns play?

Katrin Axel

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/9780199560547.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with a particular stage in the development of V2 in Old High German, i.e. the generalization of XP‐movement in root clauses, which follows that of V‐to‐C movement. The loss of V1 ... More


Rethinking Medieval Romance Verb Second

Sam Wolfe

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/9780198844303.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a reappraisal of the place of Medieval Romance languages within the V2 typology based on novel corpus data. A review of the available primary and secondary evidence provides ... More


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