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Generating External Arguments in Old Icelandic
Generating External Arguments in Old Icelandic

Author(s): Yana Chankova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: OIce word order; Minimalist Program; external arguments; VP-internal subject hypothesis; leftward movement; checking-theory;

Summary/Abstract: The objective of this paper is to attempt a unitary Minimalist account of the positions available for nominative-case subjects in OIce. In OIce the finite verb has to occur in T and give rise to unmarked SVO patterns unless it raises to C and so gives rise to various marked V2 and V1 patterns. Movement of the subject to spec-AgrSP is compatible with the TP analysis of SVO clauses in OIce as well as with the CP analysis of V2 and V1 clauses.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 25-37
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English