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V3 after central adverbials in German : continuity or change?

Anne Breitbarth (UGent)
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Circumstantial (‘central’) adverbials canonically occupy the topologial prefield in German, causing inversion of subject and finite verb. V3 order, with such an adverbial preceding a full V2-clause, is normally excluded in German as a consequence of the (relatively) strict verb-second requirement in that language. However, such orders are attested both in historical as well as modern, particularly urban, varieties. Based on new corpus data and an acceptability study, the present paper will address the question of whether this is a case of diachronic continuity, or whether we are dealing with an innovation and a change in progress.
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V2, V3, German, Middle High German, Middle Low German, Early New High German, Present-Day German, Spoken German, acceptability experiment

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Breitbarth, Anne. “V3 after Central Adverbials in German : Continuity or Change?” JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX, 2022.
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Breitbarth, A. (2022). V3 after central adverbials in German : continuity or change? JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX.
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Breitbarth, Anne. 2022. “V3 after Central Adverbials in German : Continuity or Change?” JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX.
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Breitbarth, Anne. 2022. “V3 after Central Adverbials in German : Continuity or Change?” JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX.
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Breitbarth A. V3 after central adverbials in German : continuity or change? JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX. 2022;
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A. Breitbarth, “V3 after central adverbials in German : continuity or change?,” JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX, 2022.
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  abstract     = {{Circumstantial (‘central’) adverbials canonically occupy the topologial prefield in German, causing inversion of subject and finite verb. V3 order, with such an adverbial preceding a full V2-clause, is normally excluded in German as a consequence of the (relatively) strict verb-second requirement in that language. However, such orders are attested both in historical as well as modern, particularly urban, varieties. Based on new corpus data and an acceptability study, the present paper will address the question of whether this is a case of diachronic continuity, or whether we are dealing with an innovation and a change in progress.}},
  author       = {{Breitbarth, Anne}},
  journal      = {{JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SYNTAX}},
  keywords     = {{V2,V3,German,Middle High German,Middle Low German,Early New High German,Present-Day German,Spoken German,acceptability experiment}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{45}},
  title        = {{V3 after central adverbials in German : continuity or change?}},
  year         = {{2022}},
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