Subject properties in presentational sentences in Icelandic and Swedish

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Zaenen, Annie, Elisabet Engdahl, and Joan Maling. 2017. “Subject Properties in Presentational Sentences in Icelandic and Swedish”. Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies 8 (1).


We review the various non-canonical positions in which the thematically highest argument can occur in Icelandic and in Swedish. We show that NPs in these non-canonical positions have subject properties in both languages. We summarize the restrictions that we are aware of holding on the various positions and discuss whether they are configurational or thematic/semantic in nature.

Copyright (c) 2017 Annie Zaenen, Elisabet Engdahl, Joan Maling

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