VO/OV base-ordering in the Germanic languages
Hubert Haider
February 2020

This paper surveys major syntactic contrasts that are triggered by the head-initial (VO) vs. head-final structure of the VP (OV) in Germanic languages: the position of nominal arguments, scrambling, object shift, the serialization of particles and resultative items, the compactness of head-initial phrases, the contiguity requirement for left-adjoined phases to head-initial VPs or NPs, the serialization of auxilaries, subject expletives in VO, and verb clustering in OV.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004966
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Published in: Richard Page & Michael T. Putnam (eds.) 2020. Cambridge handbook of Germanic linguistics (chapter 15).p.339-364. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108378291.016
keywords: ov, vo, directionality, germanic languages, comparative syntax, syntax, direction of merge, epp, superiority, icelandic, norwegian, swedish, german, dutch, afrikaans, jiddish
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