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A criterial approach to the cartography of V2

Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2018 - L. 927 - 2018/08/29
Abstract After having presented guidelines of the Cartography of Syntactic Structures (Cinque & Rizzi 2010; Rizzi & Cinque 2016) and discussed the drawbacks of recent analyses concerning V2, I shall present a criterial approach to V2. Inspired by the analysis of the WH-criterion (Rizzi 1991), I consider the V2 constraint as a sum of “residual” V2s. Each "residual V2" targets a different functional projection in the left periphery creating a Spec-head configuration in the activated criterial position (cf. Rizzi 2017). The “second linear” position of the verb results from the movement of the inflected verbal head (INFL) targeting the highest activated criterial position. In other words, there is no "bottleneck effect" in SpecFinP (Roberts 2004), but ordinary violations in terms of RM "of the same structural type". (Rizzi 2004).
Keywords CartographyV2Left PeripheryCPGermanic LanguagesCriteria
URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-1089251
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SAMO, Giuseppe. A criterial approach to the cartography of V2. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2018. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:108925

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