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Scandinavian Object Shift and Optimality Theory

  • Eva Engels
  • Sten Vikner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Object Shift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
      Pages 2-7
    3. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
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    4. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
      Pages 28-45
    5. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
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    6. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
      Pages 92-94
  3. Object Shift in Remnant VP-Topicalisation Constructions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
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    3. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
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    4. Eva Engels, Sten Vikner
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-154

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an account of object shift, a word order phenomenon found in most of the Scandinavian languages where an object occurs unexpectedly to the left and not to the right of a sentential adverbial. With new and original observations, it is an important addition to the fields of phonology, optimality theory and theoretical syntax.

Keywords

object shift word order variation the Scandinavian languages Holmberg's generalisation double object constructions particle verbs causative verbs remnant VP-topicalisation Optimality Theory order preservation comparative syntax Adverb adverbial object Syntax

Authors and affiliations

  • Eva Engels
    • 1
  • Sten Vikner
    • 1
  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityDenmark

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