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AGR and V2

Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn LU and Wiklund, Anna-Lena LU (2010) In Theoretical Linguistics 36(1). p.57-68
Abstract
In this communication, we add another piece of evidence in favor of a parametric split to do with AGR (Holmberg 2010) between Insular (ISc) and Mainland Scandinavian (MSc); the extended possibility of non-subject fronting in embedded clauses, here referred to as Extended verb second (xV2), available in ISc, unavailable in MSc. By adding this phenomenon to the list of AGR-related differences between the two language groups, we are reintroducing verb movement, albeit in the shape of a particular type of verb second rather than in terms of V-to-I movement, a shift in perspective that we believe will increase our understanding of the cluster effects at issue if accepted as a possibility. In particular, we propose that the features that are... (More)
In this communication, we add another piece of evidence in favor of a parametric split to do with AGR (Holmberg 2010) between Insular (ISc) and Mainland Scandinavian (MSc); the extended possibility of non-subject fronting in embedded clauses, here referred to as Extended verb second (xV2), available in ISc, unavailable in MSc. By adding this phenomenon to the list of AGR-related differences between the two language groups, we are reintroducing verb movement, albeit in the shape of a particular type of verb second rather than in terms of V-to-I movement, a shift in perspective that we believe will increase our understanding of the cluster effects at issue if accepted as a possibility. In particular, we propose that the features that are responsible for the split must be located in the C- rather than the T system of the clause. (Less)
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Theoretical Linguistics
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36
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57 - 68
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De Gruyter
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1613-4060
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10.1515/THLI.2010.003
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  author       = {Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn and Wiklund, Anna-Lena},
  issn         = {1613-4060},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {57--68},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {Theoretical Linguistics},
  title        = {AGR and V2},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/THLI.2010.003},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2010},
}