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Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change

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Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change. / Vikner, Sten; Heycock, Caroline; Sorace, Antonella et al.

In: Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, Vol. 87, 2011, p. 137-165.

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Vikner, S, Heycock, C, Sorace, A, Hansen, ZS & Wilson, F 2011, 'Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change', Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, vol. 87, pp. 137-165. <http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engsv/papers/heyc11a.pdf>

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Vikner, S., Heycock, C., Sorace, A., Hansen, Z. S., & Wilson, F. (2011). Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, 87, 137-165. http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engsv/papers/heyc11a.pdf

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Vikner S, Heycock C, Sorace A, Hansen ZS, Wilson F. 2011. Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. 87:137-165.

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Vikner S, Heycock C, Sorace A, Hansen ZS, Wilson F. Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. 2011;87:137-165.

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Vikner, Sten ; Heycock, Caroline ; Sorace, Antonella et al. / Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change. In: Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. 2011 ; Vol. 87. pp. 137-165.

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title = "Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change",
abstract = "In Heycock et al. (2010a) it was shown that V-to-I in contemporary Faroese has much lower acceptability than might be expected from a number of descriptions in the literature. Given that it was also argued that Faroese has a relatively free distribution of embedded V2 (EV2), it might be concluded that all putative instances of V-to-I in the language can be attributable to EV2. Here we demonstrate, however, that the judgments on clear cases of EV2 and on possible cases of V-to-I differ subtly but measurably, showing that the loss of V-to-I in this language has not yet gone entirely to completion. We further demonstrate that the situation in Faroese contrasts with that in Danish, as expected under the assumption that V-Neg orders in subordinate clauses in Danish are entirely attributable to EV2, as argued in e.g. Vikner (1995).",
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AU - Wilson, Frances

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