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This collection of papers brings together the most recent crosslinguistic research on the syntax of verb-initial languages. Authors with a variety of theoretical perspectives pursue the questions of how verb-initial order is derived, and how these derivations play into the characteristic syntax of these languages. Major themes in the volume include the role of syntactic category in languages with verb-initial order; the different mechanisms of deriving V-initial order; and the universal correlates of the order. This book ...

Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb-Initial Languages 2005, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781588116109

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Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb-initial Languages 2005, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789027227973

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