Economy, Verb Second, and the SVO-SOV Distinction
Hans-Martin Gaertner, Markus Steinbach
January 1994

Among many other things, this paper contains an "early" discussion of the relevance of the German "tun"-Periphrase ("do-support"?) for the position of I°. Also, the ban on fronting (non-interrogative) "wh"-indefinites is pointed out as a phenomenon favoring symmetric approaches to V2.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004057
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Published in: Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 53:1-59.
keywords: verb second, position of infl, do-support, fronted indefinites, syntax
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