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Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic
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Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Roland Hinterhölzl


This book studies three salient phenomena of the West Germanic language group, namely scrambling, remnant movement and restructuring, and discusses their interrelatedness. It shows that scrambling cannot be taken to create the remnant categories necessary for VO-topicalization and the formation of verb clusters in restructuring infinitives. Instead, the book argues that remnant categories are created by licensing movement and that restructuring involves remnant movement of large portions of the infinitival clause. Restructuring breaks down into movement of the infinitival AspP, which accounts ... More

Keywords: verb clusters, infinitives, licensing movement, infinitival clause, simple clauses, to-infinitives, German

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308211
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Hinterhölzl, author
Humboldt-University Berlin
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