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Object Shift and Holmberg’s Generalization in the History of Norwegian

John D. Sundquist

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/9780199250691.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines data on Object Shift and scrambling in Middle Norwegian (MNw) to explore a number of issues from a diachronic perspective. It shows that the status of Object Shift in early ... More


Distributional Restrictions in Scandinavian

Doris Penka

in Negative Indefinites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In the Scandinavian languages, negative indefinites show a restriction in their distribution to the effect that they have to be adjacent to a position a negative marker can occupy. This chapter shows ... More


Moving objects

Luis López

in A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that there are three positions relevant for the interpretation of objects. Objects in Spec,v are interpreted as [+a]. Objects in Spec,V (or the higher spec position within the ... More


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


Don't Feed Your Movements When You Shift Your Objects *

Željko Bošković

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter provides a new argument for Chomsky’s (2008) parallel movement hypothesis, which eliminates traditional A-A’ movement feeding relations, based on quantifier float in Icelandic object ... More


Cliticization

Ian Roberts

in Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes a case of putative head movement where the A-over-A Condition is irrelevant: The movement of simultaneously minimal and maximal categories. It focuses on Romance clitics, which ... More


A-Movement in Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the assumption that Pseudogapping is similar to the VP Ellipsis construction, with additional movement of non-elided material out of the structure specified for deletion, this chapter ... More


Dislocation debates

Luis López

in A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that clitic left dislocation and clitic right dislocation are the outcome of a movement rule while hanging topics are initially merged outside the clause proper. The trigger of ... More


Previous Accounts of Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a representative overview of previous accounts of Pseudogapping, the phenomenon that, at least to some extent, combines properties of most other elliptical constructions. On the ... More


The finite clause

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/9780198817918.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The topic of this chapter is the T-domain. The specifier of TP is the subject position. The finite verb never appears in T on the surface. In subordinate clauses it remains in V; in main clauses it ... More


Pronominal object shift in Archaic Chinese

Edith Aldridge

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/9780199687923.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter takes up one of the oldest and best‐known problems in the field of Chinese historical syntax: fronting of pronominal objects in the context of negation. It challenges previous analyses ... More


Extensions and Outlook

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the implications of the results of previous chapters for topics beyond agreement and case. The first section explores the question of whether phi-feature agreement, shown to ... More


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