Te-raising is clitic climbing

  title={Te-raising is clitic climbing},
  author={Cora Pots},
  journal={Linguistics in The Netherlands},
  • C. Pots
  • Published 2017
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics in The Netherlands
In contrast to finite verb clusters, non-finite verb clusters have thus far received little attention in the literature. In this paper, I present new data from a large-scale questionnaire study on variation in non-finite three-verb clusters in Dutch, investigating the position and presence of the infinitival marker te ‘to’. The results reveal that a group of Dutch speakers allows te to occur in a higher position than it should based on selection requirements. I propose that for these speakers… 
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