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On Embedded Verb Second Clauses and Ergativity in German Guglielmo Cinque Introduction In what follows, I will try to substantiate the claim that embedded Verb second clauses in German are, despite some apparent evidence to the contrary, only possible as complements of the major lexical categories V,N,A (cf. Reis (1985), Haider (1986)).1 In particular, I will try to substantiate the following statement about the distribution of Verb second clauses: (1) Verb second clauses are either in a position selected by X° (X=V,A,N) at S- structure, or must be able

, Stephen (1993): Wackernagel’s revenge. Clitics, morphology and the syntax of second posi- tion, in: Language 69, 68–98. Anderson, Stephen (2000): Towards an optimal account of second-position phenomena, in: Dekkers, Joost; van der Leeuw, Frank & van de Weijer, Jeroen (eds.), Optimality theory: phonology, syn- tax, and acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Andersson, Lars-Gunnar (1975): Form and function of subordinate clauses. (Gothenburg Monographs in Linguistics 1). Göteborg: Dept of Linguistics. Biberauer, Theresa (2001): Reconsidering embedded verb second

agnostic with respect to IP versus TP and employ the somewhat theory-neutral IP. than just a single CP (see also Rizzi and Roberts 1989 ; Culicover 1992 ; Roberts 1993 ; Rizzi 1997 ; Müller and Sternefeld 1993 ; among others). In the literature on embedded verb-second (V2) in Scandinavian, CP-recursion analyses are often assumed either implicitly (e.g. Julien 2007 ; Bentzen et al. 2007 ) or explicitly (e.g. Iatridou and Kroch 1992 ; Vikner 1995 ; Brandtler 2008 ). If CP-recursion is allowed by Universal Grammar, such structures may be generated freely, and the

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IX Table of Contents Preface I List of Publications by Wim de Geest III Table of Contents IX Contributions: Bayer, Jozef : A Note on Alleged PRO-Government 1 Bennis, Hans and Teun Hoekstra : Why Kaatje was not heard 21 sing a song Besten, Hans den and Jean Rutten : On Verb Raising, Extraposition 41 and Free Word Order in Dutch Beukema, Frits and Marcel den Dikken : The Position of the Infinitival 57 Marker in the Germanic Languages Cinque, Guglielmo : On Embedded Verb Second Clauses and 77 Ergativity in German Declerck, Renaat : Tense in Complement

-distance Negative Polarity Item (NPI) li- censing, and then commenting briefly on the possibility of incorporating this analysis to cover cases of Embedded Verb Second (EV2) in Mainland Scandi- navian. The paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, I present long-distance NPI licensing data that parallels much of the data presented by H&Ü. After presenting the data I briefly sketch out a preliminary analysis for the NPI l icensing data in the spirit of H&Ü’s operator movement account. In Section 3, I discuss the possibility of extending H&Ü’s account to cover another well

, and that verb-second in the matrix clause as in (1-c) opens up this barrier via transitivity of indexing) but differ in others (the first analysis, pp. 330-334, assumes the matrix VP to be a minimality barrier, whereas the second analysis, pp. 334-338, assumes the embedded verb-second clause to be a barrier because of non-selection). In what fol- lows, I will focus on the second version of the approach since it is this version that the analysis to be developed below will resemble most. The first thing to note is that verb-second clauses that are embedded by a

conclusion she draws from this argument for the analysis of subject- initial root sentences. For further comments see footnotes 4, 9 and 12. 112 Hans den Besten and Correi je Moed-van Walraven case will be that in subordinate clauses we need an obligatory verb move- ment rule which may or may not be the same as the V2/V1 rule. The latter problem will be addressed in section 4. Some general considerations con- cerning the distribution of embedded Verb Second as well as its island- creating properties will inevitably lead to the conclusion that the pertinent obligatory

, 32 verb classes, see attitude verbs, classes of verb-final word order, 51, 76 verb-second complement clauses, see V2 embedding verb-second word order, 29, 51, 102, 126 verbs of saying, 16, 34, 146 Vorfeld, 29, 76 wahrscheinlich, 30 weil, 50, 80, 166 weil-V2, 52, 57, 88, 89 weil-VF, 52, 90 West Frisian, 139 which-parentheticals, 138 why-questions, 55, 87 widest scope, 64 yoku, 99–100

verb placement in Standard and Northern Norwegian". Nordic Journal of Linguistics 28(2). 153-188. Bhatt, R. M. 2004. "Indian English: Syntax". In Kortmann, B., K. Burridge, R. Mesthrie, E. W. Schneider and C. Upton (eds.), Handbook of varieties of English , vol. 2: Morphology and syntax. Berlin-New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 1016-1030. Biberauer, T. 2002. "Reconsidering embedded verb second: How ‘real’ is this phenomenon?". Working Papers in English and Applied Linguistics 8 (University of Cambridge, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics). 25