A Different Perspective on Embedded Verb Second: Unifying Embedded Root Phenomena

Rebecca Woods

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Verb Second
EditorsRebecca Woods, Sam Wolfe
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter13
ISBN (Print)9780198844303, 0198844301
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

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    Woods, R. (2020). A Different Perspective on Embedded Verb Second: Unifying Embedded Root Phenomena. In R. Woods, & S. Wolfe (Eds.), Rethinking Verb Second Oxford University Press.