The overarching questions of interest in this chapter are not new: what are the properties of, and the factors that restrict the availability of, embedded verb movement? I take a new approach by examining lesser-studied instances of embedded verb movement alongside well-established cases, using this enlarged dataset to better understand the characteristics and interpretation of embedded verb movement across a subset of Germanic languages. In doing this, I aim to further refine our understanding of the syntax of embedded V-to-C constructions in so-called “limited” and “residual” V2 systems and the extent to which the same mechanisms are at play.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Verb Second|
|Editors||Rebecca Woods, Sam Wolfe|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|ISBN (Print)||9780198844303, 0198844301|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Mar 2020|