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Title Clause structure and language change / edited by Adrian Battye, Ian Roberts
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


Description 1 online resource (viii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford studies in comparative syntax
Oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Contents Why UG needs a learning theory : triggering verb movement / David Lightfoot -- Two types of verb second in the history of Yiddish / Beatrice Santorini -- The locus of verb-movement in non-asymmetric verb second languages : the case of Middle French / Monique Lemieux and Fernande Dupuis -- Evidence for a verb-second in Old Portuguese / Ilza Robeiro -- Indo-European origins of Germanic syntax / Paul Kiparsky -- On the decline of verb-movement to comp in Old and Middle French / Barbara Vance -- The loss of V2 in English and French / Christer Platzack -- Verb second, prodrop, functional projections, and language change / Aafke Hulk and Ans van Kemenade -- Null subjects in V1 embedded clauses in Philippe de Vigneulles Cent nouvelles nouvelles / Paul Hirschbuhler -- The diachronic development of subject clitics in northeastern Italian dialects / Cecilia Poletto -- Complement clitics in medieval Romance : the Tober-Mussafia law / Paola BenincĂ  -- Cases of verb-third in Old High German / Alessandra Tomaselli
Summary A collection of previously unpublished papers on a specific topic in historical linguistics - clause structure. These papers testify to the recent renewal of interest in diachronic syntax, a consequence of the new emphasis on comparative issues in the principles and parameters framework
Analysis Grammar
Notes Based on material presented at the 1st Generative Diachronic Syntax Conference which was held at the University of York, Apr. 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Clauses -- Congresses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Congresses
Linguistic change -- Congresses
Principles and parameters (Linguistics) -- Congresses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb -- Congresses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Clitics -- Congresses
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Clauses.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Clitics.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb.
Linguistic change.
Principles and parameters (Linguistics)
Historische taalwetenschap.
Generatieve grammatica.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Battye, Adrian
Roberts, Ian G
Generative Diachronic Syntax Conference (1st : 1990 : University of York)
LC no. 94034278
ISBN 1429406496