Multiple complementizers in Modern Danish and Middle English

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This paper expands the empirical coverage of the cP/CP-distinction proposed by Nyvad, Christensen & Vikner (2015) by applying it to a range of embedded clause types involving multiple complementizers in Middle English and Modern Danish, and offering a uniform analysis. Due to the fact that a number of the structures investigated do not violate the Doubly Filled COMP Filter, but involve multiple heads inside the CP-domain, the proposed CP-recursion analysis is an attempt to integrate more material into the CP-domain than a single X-bar projection level. Based on examples from adverbial clauses, complement clauses and relative clauses, I will show that the cP/CP-partition captures the data better than an account based on Rizzi’s (1997) fi ne-grained left periphery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLet us have articles betwixt us : Papers in Historical and Comparative Linguistics in Honour of Johanna L. Wood
EditorsSten Vikner, Henrik Jørgensen , Elly van Gelderen
Number of pages18
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherDepartment of English – School of Communication and Culture – Aarhus University
Publication year2016
Pages361-378
ISBN (print)978-87-91134-03-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7507-359-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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