Sigríður Sæunn Sigurðardóttir publishes paper in Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax
The most recent volume of Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax has published a paper by PhD student Sigríður Sæunn Sigurðardóttir, entitled “Syntax and Discourse - Case(s) of V3 orders in Icelandic with temporal adjuncts.” This paper discusses the results of some research she has been conducting as part of her PhD coursework (and was also recently presented at the 34th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop in Konstanz). In Icelandic, as in some other Germanic languages, the verb is usually ‘second’, meaning it comes immediately after the first phrase. Sigríður has been studying rarer cases where the verb comes third, and shows ways that Icelandic “verb-third” is distinct from verb-third in other Germanic languages. The paper is freely available online.