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Romance Inversion and the prodrop parameter
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12th century advanced Old French adverbs agreement pattern allow analysis argued arrive Artu assume bien cliticisation complement Complex Inversion conjunctional clauses constituent dislocation Dupuis embedded clauses embedded context ergative verb examples expletive structure expletive subject fact finite verb formally licensed Foulet French Romance Inversion functional projection Germanic Inversion grammaticalised illustrated impersonal Infl Inversion in Modern inversion structures Jonare king ladies language change linguistic logical subject Middle French Middle French period nominal subject null subjects occurs plural postverbal NP postverbal position postverbal pronominal subjects pragmatic preceding preverbal position pro-drop language pro-drop parameter proposed qu'il Rizzi Roberts Romaanse Inversie Romance Inversion Romance languages root clauses sentence sentence-initial Spec of InflP Spec of PolP Spec of VP Stylistic Inversion Subject Clitic Inversion subject position suggest syntactic subject topicalisation type of inversion V2 language V2-Constraint V2-Inversion Vance Verb Second verb-movement VI-clauses VI-structures WH-complements WH-operator WH-questions word order