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Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Roland Hinterhölzl

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book studies three salient phenomena of the West Germanic language group, namely scrambling, remnant movement and restructuring, and discusses their interrelatedness. It shows that scrambling ... More


Coordination, gapping, and the Portuguese inflected infinitive: the role of structural ambiguity in syntactic change

Ana Maria Martins

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the change that contributes to the extension of inflected infinitives to the complement of Exceptional Case Marking (ECM) verbs from the sixteenth century on. The chapter is ... More


Subordinate clauses

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

In subordinate clauses, the C position is occupied by a complementizer word, which may be null. The finite verb stays in V. SpecCP is either empty or occupied by a wh-word, or by some other element ... More


On the Development of Case Theory: Triumphs and Challenges

Howard Lasnik

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Drawing on Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s argument that notions of Case and government are deeply embedded in the principles of Universal Grammar, this chapter explores the evolution of Case theory, which ... More


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