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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


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