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Verb-second structures

Abstract

Verb-second order is a major syntactic organizing principle of most Germanic languages. Verb-second (V2) order is characterized by the finite verb appearing in second position, preceeded by exactly one constituent. The classic generative analysis of V2 can be schematized as in (1), where the finite verb occupies C, the highest head position in the clause, and the initial constituent (XP

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