Article published in:Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation
Edited by Ermenegildo Bidese, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 234] 2016
► pp. 237–258
Which clues for which V2
A contribution to the typology of V2 on the basis of Old Italian
In this article I argue that the V2-like property of Old Italian is to be found in all phases, i.e. not only at the CP level, but also at the vP and DP left periphery. This means that a change of perspective is in order to account for the OV scrambling cases in the vP and for scrambling in the DP/PP and AdjP, since they all derive from the same abstract property. Furthermore, this unified analysis of vP/DP/PP scrambling and V2 has consequences on the loss of the V2 property.
Keywords: Old Romance, parallel phases, scrambling, syntax, verb second
Published online: 01 December 2016
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