Non‐Negative Word Order In Breton: Maintaining Verb‐Second

  title={Non‐Negative Word Order In Breton: Maintaining Verb‐Second},
  author={Holly J. Kennard},
  journal={Transactions of the Philological Society},
  • H. Kennard
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Linguistics
  • Transactions of the Philological Society
This article examines variation in Breton word order patterns in non-negative utterances across speakers of different ages. Not only has there been some disagreement on how best to characterise unmarked word order in Breton, it has also been claimed that younger speakers of so-called Neo-Breton overuse subject-initial word order under influence from French. Data from fieldwork provide a complex picture of word order variability. This seems to be driven by a number of factors, including the… 

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