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The Resource Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages

Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages

Label
Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages
Title
Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the study of two different kinds of variation across the Germanic languages. One involves the position of the finite verb, and the other the possible positions of the ""logical"" subject in constructions with expletive (or ""dummy"") subjects. The book applies the theory of Principles-and-Parameters to the study of comparative syntax. Several languages are considered, including less frequently discussed ones like Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, and Yiddish
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Vikner, Sten
Dewey number
435
Index
index present
LC call number
PD271.V556 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
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  • Germanic languages
  • Germanic languages
  • Germanic languages
  • Generative grammar
  • Government-binding theory (Linguistics)
  • Generative grammar
  • Germanic languages
  • Government-binding theory (Linguistics)
Label
Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. PRELIMINARIES; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 The Germanic languages; 1.3 Language acquisition and the theory of UG; 2. Relativised Minimality; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 A-bar-movement; 2.3 A-movement; 2.4 X°-movement; 2.5 Restrictions on movement; II. VERB MOVEMENT; 3. Verb Second; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Verb second-movement of the finite verb into C°; 3.3 Verb second variations; 3.4 Verb second explanations; 3.5 Conclusion; 4. Verb Second in Embedded Clauses; 4.1 Verb second preceded by a complementiser; 4.2 Three alternative analyses of general embedded V2; 4.3 V1 declaratives
  • 4.4 Relative positions of the subject and the sentential adverbial4.5 Object shift; 4.6 Subject-verb agreement; 4.7 Adverbial adjunction to IP but not to CP; 4.8 Extraction from the embedded clause; 4.9 Embedded clauses introduced by which-that or if-that; 4.10 Embedded V2 in Danish: CP-recursion or topicalisation to AgrP-spec?; 4.11 Conclusion; 5. V°-to-I° Movement; 5.1 Inflection; 5.2 I°-VP languages with V°-to-I° movement; 5.3 I°-VP languages without V°-to-I° movement; 5.4 VP-I° languages; 5.5 Connection between V2 and V°-to-I° movement; 5.6 Conclusion; III. EXPLETIVE SUBJECTS
  • 6. NP-Positions in Expletive Constructions6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Licensing of IP-spec by C° or by I°; 6.3 Licensing of VP-spec; 6.4 Licensing of the complement of V°; 6.5 Licensing of IP-spec by a main V°; 6.6 Alternative analyses; 6.7 Conclusion; 7. Expletive Subjects and Quasi-Arguments; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 It, there, and case assignment; 7.3 Raising constructions; 7.4 Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; 8.1 Summary; 8.2 Last words; References; Language Index; A; B; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; M; N; O; P; R; S; W; Y; Name Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
  • Subject IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Control code
960165153
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195359251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960165153
Label
Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. PRELIMINARIES; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 The Germanic languages; 1.3 Language acquisition and the theory of UG; 2. Relativised Minimality; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 A-bar-movement; 2.3 A-movement; 2.4 X°-movement; 2.5 Restrictions on movement; II. VERB MOVEMENT; 3. Verb Second; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Verb second-movement of the finite verb into C°; 3.3 Verb second variations; 3.4 Verb second explanations; 3.5 Conclusion; 4. Verb Second in Embedded Clauses; 4.1 Verb second preceded by a complementiser; 4.2 Three alternative analyses of general embedded V2; 4.3 V1 declaratives
  • 4.4 Relative positions of the subject and the sentential adverbial4.5 Object shift; 4.6 Subject-verb agreement; 4.7 Adverbial adjunction to IP but not to CP; 4.8 Extraction from the embedded clause; 4.9 Embedded clauses introduced by which-that or if-that; 4.10 Embedded V2 in Danish: CP-recursion or topicalisation to AgrP-spec?; 4.11 Conclusion; 5. V°-to-I° Movement; 5.1 Inflection; 5.2 I°-VP languages with V°-to-I° movement; 5.3 I°-VP languages without V°-to-I° movement; 5.4 VP-I° languages; 5.5 Connection between V2 and V°-to-I° movement; 5.6 Conclusion; III. EXPLETIVE SUBJECTS
  • 6. NP-Positions in Expletive Constructions6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Licensing of IP-spec by C° or by I°; 6.3 Licensing of VP-spec; 6.4 Licensing of the complement of V°; 6.5 Licensing of IP-spec by a main V°; 6.6 Alternative analyses; 6.7 Conclusion; 7. Expletive Subjects and Quasi-Arguments; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 It, there, and case assignment; 7.3 Raising constructions; 7.4 Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; 8.1 Summary; 8.2 Last words; References; Language Index; A; B; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; M; N; O; P; R; S; W; Y; Name Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
  • Subject IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Control code
960165153
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195359251
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960165153

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