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Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Stephen Anderson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is about the grammar of clitics. It considers all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology. In the process, it deals with the relation of second ... More


The phonology of adverb placement, object shift, and V2: The case of Danish ‘MON’ *

Nomi Erteschik‐Shir

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

MON types an ‘uncertainty’ question and non‐typing MON adds ‘uncertainty’ to questions typed by an overt or silent performative. This paper accounts for the placement of MON in both these cases and ... More


Innocent bystander: the loss of the indefinite pronoun man

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an account of an unexpected victim of both the rise of the to-infinitive and the loss of verb-second: the ‘ultra-indefinite’ pronoun man. Two factors almost completely destroyed ... More


Verb Second as Alignment

Stephen R. Anderson

in Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter poses the question of whether or not it was correct for Jakob Wackernagel — whose classic discussion of second-position clitics in the earliest Indo-European languages has been so often ... More


The C-System and the Extended Projection Principle

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the nature and structure of the C-system in Welsh and Breton. The central question is whether the EPP holds at the C-level in these languages (since earlier chapters have ... More


Many small catastrophes: gradualism in a microparametric perspective

Marit Westergaard

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/9780199560547.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Against the background of the loss of V2 in English, this chapter considers microvariation in wh‐questions in present‐day Norwegian dialects, arguing that it reflects a diachronic change in progress. ... More


A Reinterpretation of the Loss of Verb-Second in Welsh

Dirk Bury

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/9780199250691.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues for a different analysis of the Middle Welsh facts and of V2 in general. The analysis imposes strict constraints on the available VSO orders, and thus makes clear predictions on ... 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


The Finite Sentence

JAN TERJE FAARLUND

in The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with word order in main clauses. Old Norse is a typical verb second language. Other than that, word order is rather free. The chapter treats the subject and its properties, and ... More


Constituent Structure Sets II *

Dirk Bury and Hiroyuki Uchida

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/9780199644933.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter replaces traditional phrase structure trees with a new type of set-based representations. Typical labelled trees permit copying of one category onto distinct syntactic nodes and ... More


The Loss of Verb-Second and the Switch from Bounded to Unbounded Systems

Bettelou Los

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the consequences of the loss of the verb-second rule in Old English and Middle English for the organization of information in the clause. The hypotheses about the consequences ... More


Syntax and Information Structure: Verb-Second Variation in Middle English

Ans van Kemenade and Marit Westergaard

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the relationship between syntax and information structure (IS), focusing on the variation between verb-second (V2) and non-V2 word order in Middle English. It incorporates ... 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


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


Verb-movement

Ian Roberts

in Parameter Hierarchies and Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804635
eISBN:
9780191842856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804635.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter begins with a very brief excursus into Davidsonian event semantics, explaining the basic motivation for positing event variables, as well as ‘separation’ of θ‎-roles from predicates. It ... More


Old Gallo-Romance, periodization, and the left periphery

Sam Wolfe

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter seeks to reappraise the value of periodization for both early French and Occitan, by analysing a range of syntactic changes including verb placement, inversion effects, the structure of ... More


Resumptive structures in a Gallo-Romance perspective

Christine Meklenborg

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old French and old Occitan both have access to the resumptive particle SI that occurs in second position of the clause, between a fronted constituent and the finite verb. In this paper, the ... More


Variation in the Gallo-Romance left periphery: V2, complementizers, and the Gascon enunciative system

Adam Ledgeway

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Exploiting parallels between nominal and clausal structures, it is argued that the strong / weak D dimension of parametric variation for nominals can be extended to clauses, such that V2 syntax can ... More


Probe-Goal Contiguity

Norvin Richards

in Contiguity Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter generalizes the condition on wh-questions introduced in chapter 3 to relations between Probes and Goals more generally. Generalizing a result from the previous chapter, it is shown that ... More


Further Topics in Head Movement: V2, vP, and Infinitives

Norvin Richards

in Contiguity Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter considers head-movement to positions other than tensed T: English wh-questions, V2, verb movement to v, and verb placement in infinitives. A condition of Stress Isomorphy is invoked to ... More


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