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Non-negative word order in Breton: maintaining verb-second

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This paper 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 natu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/1467-968X.12119

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Ling Philology & Phonetics Fac
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Philological Society Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
2
Pages:
153-178
Publication date:
2018-01-12
Acceptance date:
2017-11-29
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EISSN:
1467-968X
ISSN:
0079-1636
Pubs id:
pubs:812972
URN:
uri:9131b11a-3eff-43b1-9055-b6c9f19b413b
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uuid:9131b11a-3eff-43b1-9055-b6c9f19b413b
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pubs:812972

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