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Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic$
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Roland Hinterhölzl

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195308211

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.001.0001

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Coherent Infinitives in Dutch and West Flemish

Coherent Infinitives in Dutch and West Flemish

(p.64) 3 Coherent Infinitives in Dutch and West Flemish
Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Roland Hinterhölzl (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an initial discussion of the properties of coherent infinitives in Dutch and West Flemish. Based on the Dutch data, it describes the traditional OV-based biclausal approach to restructuring infinitives in terms of VR and LDS. It then discusses the distribution of verb-particles in Dutch verb clusters and argues that some occurrences cannot be derived by incorporation in terms of head movement but must involve XP-movement. Based on the West Flemish data on the other hand, it introduces the standard approach to Verb Projection Raising constructions in terms of extraposition of the infinitival V. It then examines the distribution of IPP-complements in WF and argues that VPR cannot be given a satisfactory account in terms of extraposition. It concludes that both VR and VPR involve leftward movement of the verb, which will set the basis for a VO-based analysis of these constructions.

Keywords:   coherent infinitives, Dutch, West Flemish, biclausal approach, Verb Projection Raising

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