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Multiple Constituents in the "Vorfeld"

Stefan Müller
In: Gerhard Jäger; Paola Monachesi; Gerald Penn; Shuly Wintner (Hrsg.). The 7th conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2002), 3-4 August. Conference on Formal Grammar (FG), Trento, Italy, Pages 113-124, 2002.


In this paper I discuss examples of multiple constituents before the finite verb in German. I will provide an analysis that uses an empty verbal head that takes the elements before the finite verb as arguments or adjuncts. The empty verbal head that is used for the analysis of multiple frontings is identical to the empty verbal head that is used to account for the analysis of verb first sentences (verb movement).