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On the Nature of the V2 System of Medieval Romance

Giampaolo Salvi

in Functional Heads

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199746736
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0008

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

On the Nature of the V2 System of Medieval Romance

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This chapter investigates the structure of the left periphery and V2. It outlines a detailed map of the CP domain of Medieval Romance and argues that one of the syntactic positions traditionally recognized before the finite verb can be split into two separate slots, one devoted to thematic elements and one devoted to focused elements. However, only one of the two positions can normally be filled by lexical material.

Keywords: left periphery; V2; CP domain; Medieval Romance; thematic elements; focused elements; syntactic positions

Chapter.  3929 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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