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Parameters of Predicate Fronting

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dennis Ott


Many of the world’s languages permit or require clause-initial positioning of the primary predicate, potentially alongside some or all of its dependents. While such predicate fronting (where “fronting” may or may not involve movement) is a cross-linguistically widespread phenomenon, it is also subject to intricate and largely unexplained variation. The papers in this volume explore the empirical manifestations and theoretical modelling of predicate fronting across languages. There exists by now a rich literature on predicate fronting, but few attempts have been made at synthesizing the empiric ... More

Keywords: syntax, information structure, prosody, VP-fronting, predicate fronting, predicate doubling, verb-initiality, head movement, remnant movement, EPP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197545553
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197545553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, editor
Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Georgia

Dennis Ott, editor
Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

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