V2 (Verb-Second) Word Order

Monday, July 29th, 2013 @ 5:45PM

A syntactic word order characterized by a full verb always appearing as the second element of independent clauses. The first element varies according to topicalization, and analysis of subordinate clauses may reveal that a V2 structure is derived from an underlying SOV word order. Example V2 languages are Germanic (besides modern English) and Kashmiri. (typology, syntax)

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