Abstract

This article argues that in V1-XP-V2 and V1-V2-XP series, V1 merges in the functional domain of the lexical verb (V2). V2 introduces the (internal) argument and is embedded under an AspP whose head is endowed with an EPP feature. Surface word order variations in Kwa (and Khoisan) result from the EPP licensing that triggers V2-object inversion, sometimes followed by V2 movement past the shifted object.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9150
Print ISSN
0024-3892
Pages
pp. 1-33
Launched on MUSE
2009-01-30
Open Access
No
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