VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic

Christopher Collins, Höskuldur Thráinsson

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    Abstract

    We show that if Chomsky's (1993) locality theory is adopted, then it is necessary to postulate VP-internal functional projections in order to account for object shift in double object constructions in Icelandic. We account for these functional projections by analyzing ditransitive verbs as causative constructions, where a causative "light verb" takes a TP complement. Finally, we show that the VP-internal functional structure is independently needed to account for word order phenomena in particle constructions in Icelandic.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)391-444
    Number of pages54
    JournalLinguistic Inquiry
    Volume27
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jun 1996

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    Functional Projections
    Causative
    Icelandic
    Object Shift
    Ditransitive Verbs
    Light Verbs
    Locality
    Noam Chomsky
    Particle

    Keywords

    • Double object constructions
    • Icelandic
    • Locality theory
    • Minimalism
    • Object shift
    • Particle constructions

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    • Linguistics and Language

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    Collins, C., & Thráinsson, H. (1996). VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic. Linguistic Inquiry, 27(3), 391-444.

    VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic. / Collins, Christopher; Thráinsson, Höskuldur.

    In: Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 3, 06.1996, p. 391-444.

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    Collins, C & Thráinsson, H 1996, 'VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic', Linguistic Inquiry, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 391-444.
    Collins C, Thráinsson H. VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic. Linguistic Inquiry. 1996 Jun;27(3):391-444.
    Collins, Christopher ; Thráinsson, Höskuldur. / VP-internal structure and object shift in Icelandic. In: Linguistic Inquiry. 1996 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 391-444.
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