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Rethinking Scandinavian Verb Movement

Wiklund, Anna-Lena LU ; Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn LU ; Bentzen, Kristine and Hróarsdóttir, Þorbjörg (2007) In Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 10(3). p.203-233
Abstract
This paper reconsiders the distribution of verb movement in Scandinavian in light of new data from Norwegian and Icelandic. The main claim is that Regional Northern Norwegian displays optional verb movement to the inflectional domain, whereas Icelandic has no independent verb movement at all to this domain, contrary to standard assumptions: All verb movement in Icelandic is to the CP domain of the clause. A remnant movement approach to verb movement is explored and it is proposed that movement to the CP domain and movement corresponding to V-to-I movement differ in amount of material pied-piped. The analysis presented captures the observed differences between the two movements.
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Verb second, Verb movement, V-to-I movement, Subject interpretation, Remnant movement, Icelandic, Norwegian, Pied-piping
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Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
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10
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3
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203 - 233
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Springer
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1572-8552
DOI
10.1007/s10828-007-9014-9
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper reconsiders the distribution of verb movement in Scandinavian in light of new data from Norwegian and Icelandic. The main claim is that Regional Northern Norwegian displays optional verb movement to the inflectional domain, whereas Icelandic has no independent verb movement at all to this domain, contrary to standard assumptions: All verb movement in Icelandic is to the CP domain of the clause. A remnant movement approach to verb movement is explored and it is proposed that movement to the CP domain and movement corresponding to V-to-I movement differ in amount of material pied-piped. The analysis presented captures the observed differences between the two movements.},
  author       = {Wiklund, Anna-Lena and Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn and Bentzen, Kristine and Hróarsdóttir, Þorbjörg},
  issn         = {1572-8552},
  keyword      = {Verb second,Verb movement,V-to-I movement,Subject interpretation,Remnant movement,Icelandic,Norwegian,Pied-piping},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {203--233},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics},
  title        = {Rethinking Scandinavian Verb Movement},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10828-007-9014-9},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2007},
}