Chapter published in:Studies in West Frisian Grammar
Selected papers by Germen J. de Haan
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 161] 2010
► pp. 199–214
Chapter 9. The third construction
The grammar of Frisian contains split infinitival phrases, the so-called third construction. In this paper, we present, following Neeleman 1990, theoretical and empirical evidence that a scrambling analysis of this construction should be rejected. Instead of scrambling, we present distributional evidence for an analysis of the third construction that makes use of te+V-raising.