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The grammatical basis of Verb Second: The case of German

Horst Lohnstein

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/9780198844303.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The root and embedded Verb Second constructions in German are investigated and an analysis is proposed which employs properties of the inflectional system to derive finiteness fronting. In ... More


Rethinking Verb Second

Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume provides the most exhaustive and comprehensive treatment available of the Verb Second property, which has been a central topic in formal syntax for decades. While Verb Second has ... More


Inflectional Morphology and the Loss of Verb-Second In English

Eric Haeberli

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old English (OE) exhibits word-order patterns which are reminiscent of the Verb Second (V2) phenomenon found in many modern Germanic languages. Thus, fronting of some constituent often leads to ... More


Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides the first book-length study of the controversial subject of Verb Second and related properties in a range of Medieval Romance languages. Both qualitative and quantitative data are ... More


The scope of embedded Verb Second in modern Yiddish

Molly Diesing and Beatrice Santorini

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/9780198844303.003.0028
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Embedded Verb Second (V2) clauses have been analysed as embedded main clauses or in terms of selection. This chapter presents data from both corpora and native speaker judgements showing that Verb ... More


Increasing morphological complexity and how syntax drives morphological change

Chris Reintges

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on a case study of the evolution of verbal tense system in Later Egyptian, this chapter presents evidence for exogenous morphological change, in which ‘new’ morphology preserves ‘old’ ... More


Introduction

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter briefly outlines the main evidence that has been put forward in favour of the V2 hypothesis for Medieval Romance. It then gives a survey of the main developments in the study of Germanic ... More


A different perspective on embedded Verb Second: Unifying embedded root phenomena

Rebecca Woods

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/9780198844303.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares embedded verb movement phenomena in English with embedded Verb Second clauses in German and Swedish. Close examination of the syntactic—but more particularly the semantic and ... More


Introduction

Sam Wolfe and Rebecca Woods

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/9780198844303.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter sets the scene for the volume by outlining classic accounts of the Verb Second (V2) property and its correlates, focusing in particular on the seminal studies of the 1970s ... More


Rethinking ‘residual’ Verb Second

Craig Sailor

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/9780198844303.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The term “residual Verb Second ” is a misnomer for English, because V2 is, in fact, still productive in the language. Evidence for this comes from a previously undescribed negative inversion ... More


Adverbial resumptive particles and Verb Second

Christine Meklenborg

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/9780198844303.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

All modern Verb Second languages have some sort of resumptive strategy where a fronted element is followed by a resumptive element, pushing the finite verb to third position. This chapter ... More


Conclusion

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the main findings of the book and considers their wider consequences. The Medieval Romance languages are argued to occupy important points on the V2 typology, which are linked ... More


The V2 syntax of Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed presentation of the main data and arguments which have been proposed in favour of claiming that the Medieval Romance languages were V2 systems and considers data from ... More


P and the Emergence of the Infinitival Left Periphery

Joachim Sabel

in Variation in P: Comparative Approaches to Adpositional Phrases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190931247
eISBN:
9780190931285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931247.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Languages differ with respect to whether they allow for infinitival interrogatives and infinitival relative clauses. In order to explain this variation, this chapter postulates the ... More


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