Verb Movement in Bosnian: Overt or Covert?

CELJO, Amna Brdarević (2013) Verb Movement in Bosnian: Overt or Covert? 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Key words: head movement, overt and covert movement, split IP hypothesis, sentential and manner adverbs, strong and weak T head; ABSTRACT In this paper we take a closer look at two verb movement operations that have been recognized in the literature, i.e. V-T movement (previously termed V-I movement) and T-C movement (previously termed I-C movement), and their covert (post-Spell-out, LF) or overt (pre-Spell-out) application in the Bosnian language. We apply Pollock's tests (1989) to determine whether there is V-T movement in this language, focusing primarily on the position of main verbs with respect to adverbs (manner and sentential) and negative particle ne in declarative sentences. In addition, we use Izvorski's tests (1993) to show that T-C movement might not be an option in Bosnian, basing our discussion on the position of main verbs with respect to subjects and adverbs in wh-questions. However, we briefly discuss the problem which this claim may raise for yes-no questions in this language.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 09:21
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 09:21

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