The unification of object shift and object scrambling

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This chapter reviews a number of issues concerning Scandinavian object shift and object scrambling of the type found in the Germanic OV-languages. It differs from earlier reviews in that it adopts as its null hypothesis that the two phenomena should be given a unified treatment. An important reason for this is that object shift and scrambling are subject to similar effect-on-output conditions. This raises the question why object shift and scrambling behave differently with respect to, e.g., Holmberg’s Generalization. It will be argued that this is due to the fact that object movement is subject to various language-specific, violable constraints.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelThe Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics
RedacteurenMichael T. Putnam, B. Richard Page
UitgeverijCambridge University Press
Pagina's 413-35
Aantal pagina's23
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-108-42186-7
StatusGepubliceerd - mrt. 2020

Publicatie series

NaamCambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics


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