A Criterial Approach to the Cartography of V2

Giuseppe Samo | Beijing Language and Culture University
ISBN 9789027204486 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261878 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume provides a mechanism to uncover the extremely rich split-CP of V2 languages, in both root and embedded clauses, on the basis of theoretical arguments and empirical findings. The movement of the inflected verbal head is triggered to agree with the profiled informational value of the fronted XP. The V2 “constraint” shall thus be observed as a sum of micro-V2s, in which the inflected head creates Spec-Head configurations with the activated criterial positions in the relevant context. The “second linear” position of the verb results from the movement of the inflected verb to the highest activated criterial head. In other words, there is no “bottleneck effect”, but ordinary violations in terms of locality between fronted XPs. This monograph is aimed principally at postgraduate students and researchers interested in the description of natural languages adopting the guidelines of the Cartography of Syntactic Structures.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 257] 2019.  xi, 215 pp.
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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