Edited by Christine Meklenborg Salvesen
[Linguistic Variation 19:1] 2019
► pp. 1–15
A micro-perspective on Verb-second in Romance and Germanic
The Verb-second (V2) phenomenon is one of the central issues of modern linguistic theory. This volume examines V2 from a micro-perspective, comparing various languages and periods. At the heart of the work presented here lies the clear assumption that Verb-second is by no means a unitary phenomenon, but rather a heterogenous and rich system that affects languages in various ways.
The following Old French examples have been retrieved from the Base de français médiéval (ENS de Lyon 2016).
Examples from La Mort du roi Arthur have been retrieved from this volume: