CP-Recursion in Danish: A cP/CP-analysis

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CP-Recursion in Danish : A cP/CP-analysis. / Nyvad, Anne Mette; Christensen, Ken Ramshøj; Vikner, Sten.

In: The Linguistic Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2017, p. 449-477.

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Nyvad, Anne Mette ; Christensen, Ken Ramshøj ; Vikner, Sten. / CP-Recursion in Danish : A cP/CP-analysis. In: The Linguistic Review. 2017 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 449-477.

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title = "CP-Recursion in Danish: A cP/CP-analysis",
abstract = "Based on data from extraction, embedded V2, and complementizer stacking, this paper proposes a cP/CP-analysis of CP-recursion in Danish. Because extraction can be shown to be possible from relative clauses, wh-islands, and adverbial clauses, and given that long extraction is successive-cyclic, an extra specifier position has to be available as an escape hatch. Consequently, such extractions require a CP-recursion analysis, as has been argued for embedded V2 and for complementizer stacking.Given that CP-recursion in embedded V2 clauses does not allow extraction, whereas other types of CP-recursion do, we suggest that embedded V2 is fundamentally different, in that main clause V2 and embedded V2 involve a CP (“big CP”), whereas all other clausal projections above IP are instances of cP (“little cP”). The topmost “little” c° has an occurrence feature that enables extraction but bars spell-out of its specifier.",
keywords = "Syntax, Embedding, V2, Long-Distance Extraction, Multiple Complementizers, Syntax, Embedding, V2, Long-Distance Extraction, Multiple Complementizers, Syntactic islands, Generative grammar, Scandinavian languages , Danish",
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year = "2017",
doi = "10.1515/tlr-2017-0008",
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AB - Based on data from extraction, embedded V2, and complementizer stacking, this paper proposes a cP/CP-analysis of CP-recursion in Danish. Because extraction can be shown to be possible from relative clauses, wh-islands, and adverbial clauses, and given that long extraction is successive-cyclic, an extra specifier position has to be available as an escape hatch. Consequently, such extractions require a CP-recursion analysis, as has been argued for embedded V2 and for complementizer stacking.Given that CP-recursion in embedded V2 clauses does not allow extraction, whereas other types of CP-recursion do, we suggest that embedded V2 is fundamentally different, in that main clause V2 and embedded V2 involve a CP (“big CP”), whereas all other clausal projections above IP are instances of cP (“little cP”). The topmost “little” c° has an occurrence feature that enables extraction but bars spell-out of its specifier.

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KW - Embedding

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KW - Long-Distance Extraction

KW - Multiple Complementizers

KW - Syntactic islands

KW - Generative grammar

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