The place of Swedish in word order typology

The place of Swedish in word order typology Abstract This paper outlines the basic facts of Swedish clause-level word order, in particular the distribution of the verb-second (V2) phenomenon. A sample of other (Germanic and non-Germanic) V2 languages is discussed, and possible correlates of embedded V2 are explored. Finally, it is claimed that cross-linguistic facts suggest that embedded V2 does not involve recursion of a discrete category C (the prototypical complementizer position), but rather that what is referred to as C in the generative V2 literature is a trivial clustering of syntactic features onto a single (unlabelled) head. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png STUF - Language Typology and Universals de Gruyter

The place of Swedish in word order typology

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de Gruyter
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Copyright © 2006 by the
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0942-2919
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10.1524/stuf.2006.59.1.76
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Abstract This paper outlines the basic facts of Swedish clause-level word order, in particular the distribution of the verb-second (V2) phenomenon. A sample of other (Germanic and non-Germanic) V2 languages is discussed, and possible correlates of embedded V2 are explored. Finally, it is claimed that cross-linguistic facts suggest that embedded V2 does not involve recursion of a discrete category C (the prototypical complementizer position), but rather that what is referred to as C in the generative V2 literature is a trivial clustering of syntactic features onto a single (unlabelled) head.

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STUF - Language Typology and Universalsde Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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