[Author Login]
Title:Optimality Theory and Word Order Change in English
Authors:Nobuyo Fukaya
Comment:Presented to the 19th annual conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan
Abstract:This paper attempts to analyze English word order change within OT, focusing mainly on the change from SOV to SVO, Verb-Second phenomenon (V2), and the loss of V2. I will illustrate that the above word order changes can be accounted for by reranking of a set of constraints.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Syntax,Historical Linguistics
Article:Version 1