Opin vísindi

The distribution of embedded V2 and V3 in modern Icelandic

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Angantýsson, Ásgrímur
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-04T14:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-04T14:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation Ásgrímur Angantýsson. (2017). The distibution of embedded V2 and V3 in modern Icelandic. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, (99), 54–82.
dc.identifier.issn 1100-097x
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/825
dc.description.abstract This paper aims at giving a comprehensive and current overview of the key empirical facts regarding embedded V2 and V3 in Icelandic, including age-related variation, and to compare this to what has been shown for other Scandinavian varieties. It is shown that Icelandic is a robust symmetric V2-language, meaning that it exhibits V2 as the default worder order both in matrix and subordinate clauses. In general, preposing is easier in matrix clauses than in subordinate clauses, with the exception of Stylistic Fronting (SF) which is more easily applicable in embedded contexts. As discussed in the paper, recent research has shown that the simple typological picture of the late 1990s is in reality much more articulated, in particular with respect to age-related variation. The fact that younger speakers of Icelandic do not accept embedded topicalization and SF as much as older speakers could be interpreted as an ‘ongoing change’ in Icelandic. However, it must be taken into account that these constructions are more common in the written language and in a formal style of speech. If the results regarding V3 in Icelandic are taken to indicate an ‘ongoing change’, then there are two changes that must be recognized: In relative clauses the conditions for V3 are reminiscent of the conditions for Topicalization and SF (less accepted by younger people), while in complement-clauses V3 is more accepted by younger people than older (innovation).
dc.format.extent 55–82
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher GRIMM: The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax;99
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Málvísindi
dc.subject Málfræði
dc.title The distribution of embedded V2 and V3 in modern Icelandic
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax
dc.relation.url http://projekt.ht.lu.se/fileadmin/user_upload/sol/ovrigt/projekt_grimm/working_papers/Angantysson.pdf
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Education (UI)

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