Postverbal subjects in Old English and Old French

  • Christine Salvesen University of Oslo
  • Kristin Bech University of Oslo

Abstract

Both Old English and Old French are commonly described as V2 languages. We investigate the position of the postverbal subject based on a corpus of medieval texts with respect to syntax and information structure. Our main findings are that information structure plays a more important role in Old English than in Old French.
Published
2014-07-11