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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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Verb Second in Norwegian: Variation and acquisition

Verb Second in Norwegian: Variation and acquisition

(p.770) 33 Verb Second in Norwegian: Variation and acquisition
Rethinking Verb Second

Terje Lohndal

Marit Westergaard

Øystein A. Vangsnes

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the micro-variation in Norwegian when it comes to Verb Second (V2) word order, both in the various dialects and in the two standard written varieties of Norwegian. The variation is dependent on a number of factors, including clause type, type of initial element, and information structure. This overview demonstrates a rich inventory of micro-systems, raising the question of how children come to acquire such fine-grained patterns. The chapter addresses this question by providing findings from acquisition research and discusses what this considerable micro-variation and coexisting grammars tell us about the architecture of the human language faculty.

Keywords:   dialect, micro- variation, micro-system,V2, information structure, word order, acquisition research

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