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dc.contributor.author Morapedi, Setumile
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T08:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T08:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Morapedi, S. (2018). The syntax of Object shift in early modern English (EME): a principle and parameters approach. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(2), 106-120. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2423
dc.description.abstract The paper analysed object shift constructions in Early Modern English or the English of the Shakespearean time. This follows conflicting views on the order of the Verb and Object during this time. One group of researchers argued that both Object Verb (OV) and Verb Object (VO) were available as underlying orders in Old English as well as Middle English, while another group held the view that English had undergone some change in underlying word order from OV to VO. I argue, from the perspective of Principles and Parameters theory, developed by Chomsky (1993) that the surface OV order can be derived from the underlying VO through leftward movement rule (s) applying to the object. I have appealed to Principles and Parameters Theory because the theory assumes that the shifting of the object is determined by its strength, and thus moves leftwards. Principles and Parameters theory maintains that grammatical differences between languages can be characterized in terms of a restricted set of parameters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Syntax en_US
dc.subject Modern English en_US
dc.title The syntax of Object shift in Early Modern English (EME): A principle and parameters approach en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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