Lieven Danckaert

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lieven Danckaert plays a role.


The Determinants of Diachronic Stability

Edited by Anne Breitbarth, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 254] 2019. vi, 294 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics | Typology
Subjects Classical linguistics | Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Bouzouita, Miriam, Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn 2019 Chapter 1. The determinants of diachronic stabilityThe Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Danckaert, Lieven and Liliane Haegeman 2017 Syntacticizing blends: The case of English wh-raisingBoundaries, Phases and Interfaces: Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte, Fernández-Soriano, Olga, Elena Castroviejo Miró and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 25–46 | Chapter
This paper aims at analysing English structures in which a wh-moved subject triggers agreement both in the clause it is extracted from and in the immediately higher clause. This pattern is only accepted by some native speakers, and it is also attested in corpora. Although the relevant structures… read more
Danckaert, Lieven, Tijs D'Hulster and Liliane Haegeman 2016 Deriving idiolectal variation: English wh-raisingTheoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation, Bidese, Ermenegildo, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni (eds.), pp. 145–176 | Article
The focus of this paper is on apparent cases of subject-to-subject raising out of finite clauses in English, which are accepted as (fully) grammatical by a minority of native speakers. The basic pattern involves a bi-clausal structure in which a displaced subject triggers agreement in both the… read more
In Danckaert (2014), the Latin particle quidem was analysed as a marker of emphatic affirmative polarity. Building on this proposal, this paper elaborates on the pragmatic properties of this element. I argue that quidem is not a neutral but a so-called “presuppositional” polarity marker, which… read more
Danckaert, Lieven 2015 Studying word order changes in Latin: Some methodological remarksPerspectives on Historical Syntax, Viti, Carlotta (ed.), pp. 233–250 | Article
The main aim of this contribution is to argue that a linear string of Latin words can correspond to more than one syntactic structure, and that this potential for structural ambiguity has important methodological consequences for the synchronic and diachronic study of Latin word order. On the basis… read more
The focus of this paper is the syntax of Latin clauses in which a finite auxiliary occurs in clause-final position, which in Classical Latin (ca. 100 BC–200 AD) is the most frequently attested word order pattern. I argue that these structures are derived through VP movement, which is analysed as an… read more
Danckaert, Lieven and Liliane Haegeman 2012 Conditional clauses, Main Clause Phenomena and the syntax of polarity emphasisComparative Germanic Syntax: The state of the art, Ackema, Peter, Rhona Alcorn, Caroline Heycock, Dany Jaspers, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 133–168 | Article
This paper addresses two properties of conditional clauses: (i) their incompatibility with Main Clause Phenomena (MCP), exemplified by English argument fronting, and (ii) the unavailability of Speaker Oriented Adverbs (Ernst 2009) (SpOAs). The paper elaborates the hypothesis (Bhatt & Pancheva 2002,… read more