Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions

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Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish : Roles and positions. / Engdahl, Elisabet; Maling, Joan; Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann; Zaenen, Annie.

Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, 2018. p. 1–28 (Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; No. 101).

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Engdahl, E, Maling, J, Sigurdsson, HA & Zaenen, A 2018 'Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions' Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, no. 101, Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, pp. 1–28.

APA

Engdahl, E., Maling, J., Sigurdsson, H. A., & Zaenen, A. (2018). Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions. (pp. 1–28). (Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; No. 101). Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax.

CBE

Engdahl E, Maling J, Sigurdsson HA, Zaenen A. 2018. Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. pp. 1–28. (Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; 101).

MLA

Engdahl, Elisabet et al. Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions. 1–28. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; 101. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. 2018,

Vancouver

Engdahl E, Maling J, Sigurdsson HA, Zaenen A. Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish: Roles and positions. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax. 2018, p. 1–28. (Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; 101).

Author

Engdahl, Elisabet ; Maling, Joan ; Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann ; Zaenen, Annie. / Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish : Roles and positions. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, 2018. pp. 1–28 (Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax; 101).

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T1 - Presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish

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AU - Engdahl, Elisabet

AU - Maling, Joan

AU - Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann

AU - Zaenen, Annie

PY - 2018

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N2 - In this article we report on a systematic comparison of presentational sentencesin Icelandic and Swedish, looking in particular at possible thematicroles of the pivot and how they correlate with positional options. Despitesome well-known differences between the languages (only Icelandic allows‘high’ IP-pivots and pivots with transitive verbs), it turns out that the restrictionson VP-pivots are similar, both in terms of roles and positions.VP-pivots have to be Themes and may co-occur with other DPs, but onlyif the pivot is the last DP argument. We show how these restrictions to someextent reflect the argument structure proposed in Platzack (2010). In additionwe show that we need to distinguish presentational sentences among thedifferent Transitive Expletive Constructions discussed in Håkansson (2017).

AB - In this article we report on a systematic comparison of presentational sentencesin Icelandic and Swedish, looking in particular at possible thematicroles of the pivot and how they correlate with positional options. Despitesome well-known differences between the languages (only Icelandic allows‘high’ IP-pivots and pivots with transitive verbs), it turns out that the restrictionson VP-pivots are similar, both in terms of roles and positions.VP-pivots have to be Themes and may co-occur with other DPs, but onlyif the pivot is the last DP argument. We show how these restrictions to someextent reflect the argument structure proposed in Platzack (2010). In additionwe show that we need to distinguish presentational sentences among thedifferent Transitive Expletive Constructions discussed in Håkansson (2017).

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