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Rethinking Verb Second$
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Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198844303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198844303.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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(p.iii) Rethinking Verb Second
Author(s):

Sam Wolfe

Rebecca Woods

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets the scene for the volume by outlining classic accounts of the Verb Second (V2) property and its correlates, focusing in particular on the seminal studies of the 1970s and 1980s which were centered on modern Germanic data. It then moves on to consider new avenues for research and empirical, theoretical, and methodological challenges to V2-related theorizing. The discussion focuses in particular on the advent of cartography, the status of the initial phrase in V2 clauses and the interaction of V2 with semantics and pragmatics. In the final section the chapters of the volume are introduced and set in their broader theoretical context.

Keywords:   Verb Second, cartography, Germanic, semantics, pragmatics

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