Stylistic fronting as remnant movement ∗

@inproceedings{Ott2009StylisticFA,
  title={Stylistic fronting as remnant movement ∗},
  author={Dennis Ott},
  year={2009}
}
This paper argues that the fronting operation known since Maling (1980, 1990) as Stylistic Inversion or Stylistic Fronting (henceforth, SF) should be uniformly analyzed as phrasal movement. The focus will be on Icelandic, although SF has been claimed to exist in Faroese and perhaps other languages as well (for a recent survey, see Holmberg 2006).1 SF was first discussed by Maling (1980) (reprinted as Maling 1990), who observed that under certain conditions, Icelandic allows for inversion of the… CONTINUE READING

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