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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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Multiple Feature Inheritance and the phase structure of the left periphery

Multiple Feature Inheritance and the phase structure of the left periphery

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(p.150) 7 Multiple Feature Inheritance and the phase structure of the left periphery
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Rethinking Verb Second
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Phil Branigan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0007

Left-peripheral cartographic structures pose a challenge to phase theory models incorporating Feature Inheritance. This chapter effects a reconciliation of the different approaches that is based on the idea that Feature Inheritance can apply multiple times from the same phase head. A new model of Germanic Verb Second word order results, in which the displaced verb always occupies a phase head position, but the position itself may vary in different syntactic contexts. The model derives the strong Verb Second island effect in Germanic languages from phase theoretic principles. It is thereby shown that phase theory complements, rather than conflicts with, cartographic theory.

Keywords:   Feature Inheritance, cartographic theory, phase theory, phase head, Germanic

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