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Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second

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This chapter revisits the significant question of embedded Verb Second in historical Germanic, in light of recent developments in research on present-day V2 languages. Drawing on novel corpus data for Old English, Old Saxon, historical Icelandic, and historical Yiddish, it shows that there is little support for an analysis which permits embedded V2 outside a narrow subset of contexts, or one which hosts both the verb and the preverbal constituent within the IP domain (‘IP-V2’). The chapter puts forward the tentative suggestion that there is only one type of V2 language, at least as regards word order in embedded clauses.
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Verb Second, embedded V2, Old English, Old Saxon, Icelandic, Yiddish

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Walkden, George, and Hannah Booth. “Reassessing the Historical Evidence for Embedded Verb Second.” Rethinking Verb Second, edited by Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 536–54, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0022.
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Walkden, G., & Booth, H. (2020). Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second. In R. Woods & S. Wolfe (Eds.), Rethinking Verb Second (pp. 536–554). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0022
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Walkden, George, and Hannah Booth. 2020. “Reassessing the Historical Evidence for Embedded Verb Second.” In Rethinking Verb Second, edited by Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe, 536–54. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0022.
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Walkden, George, and Hannah Booth. 2020. “Reassessing the Historical Evidence for Embedded Verb Second.” In Rethinking Verb Second, ed by. Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe, 536–554. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0022.
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Walkden G, Booth H. Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second. In: Woods R, Wolfe S, editors. Rethinking Verb Second. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2020. p. 536–54.
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G. Walkden and H. Booth, “Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second,” in Rethinking Verb Second, R. Woods and S. Wolfe, Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 536–554.
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  booktitle    = {{Rethinking Verb Second}},
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  title        = {{Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second}},
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