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  Sten Vikner 


  Department of English
  PhD programme "Language, Linguistics and Cognition"
  Research Programme in Language and Linguistics

Selected Publications

(You may also want to visit: a complete list of publications and a list of talks and conference participation since 2004,
the object positions project lists of publications and of hand-outs,
the clauses/nominals project lists of publications and of hand-outs,
or you can look me up in Google Scholar.)


2014:
"Possessorens status inden for nominalgruppen" [The status of the possessor inside the nominal group]. Ny Forskning i Grammatik 21, 193-211.

Scandinavian Object Shift and Optimality Theory 2014: (with Eva Engels)
Scandinavian Object Shift and Optimality Theory, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, xiv + 154 pp.

Problemer og perspektiver i dansk syntaks – med Kristian Mikkelsen som anledning 2014:
"Kan en konstituent være både subjekt og objekt på samme tid? – om indlejrede infinitivsætninger på dansk" [Can a constituent be both a subject and an object at the same time? - on embedded infinitival clauses in Danish]. Ole Togeby, Sten Vikner & Henrik Jørgensen (eds.): Problemer og perspektiver i dansk syntaks – med Kristian Mikkelsen som anledning [Problems and Perspectives in Danish Syntax - on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dansk Ordföjningslære by Kristian Mikkelsen], Universitets-Jubilæets danske Samfund, Syddansk Universitetsforlag, Odense, pp. 171-191.

2014: (with Ole Togeby & Henrik Jørgensen) 2014:
"Forord" [Foreword]. Ole Togeby, Sten Vikner & Henrik Jørgensen (eds.): Problemer og perspektiver i dansk syntaks – med Kristian Mikkelsen som anledning [Problems and Perspectives in Danish Syntax - on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dansk Ordföjningslære by Kristian Mikkelsen], Universitets-Jubilæets danske Samfund, Syddansk Universitetsforlag, Odense, p. 4.

2014: (with Anne Mette Nyvad & Ken Ramshøj Christensen)
"The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish". Enoch Oladé Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti & Ian Roberts (eds.): Locality, Oxford University Press, New York, 254-273.

2013:
"C-kommando, koreference og negative polaritetselementer i dansk" [C-command, coreference and negative polarity elements in Danish]. Inger Schoonderbeek Hansen, Tina Thode Hougaard & Peter Widell (eds.), 14. Møde om Udforskningen af Dansk Sprog [14th Conference on the Research into the Danish Language], Section for Scandinavian Studies, Aarhus University, pp. 467-484.

2013: (with Eva Engels)
"The Derivation of Scandinavian Object Shift and Remnant VP-Topicalisation". Hans Broekhuis & Ralf Vogel (eds.): Linguistic Derivations and Filtering: Minimalism and Optimality Theory, Equinox, London, 193-220.

2013: (with Eva Engels)
"Scandinavian object shift, remnant VP-topicalisation, verb particles and causatives". Nordic Journal of Linguistics 36.2, 219-244.

2013: (with Johanna Wood)
"What's to the left of the indefinite article? – Et sådan et spørgsmål er svært at svare på" [What's to the left of the indefinite article? – A such a question is difficult to answer]. Simon Borchmann, Inger Schoonderbeek Hansen, Tina Thode Hougaard, Ole Togeby & Peter Widell (eds.), Gode ord er bedre end guld – Festskrift til Henrik Jørgensen, Section for Scandinavian Studies, Aarhus University, 515-540.

2012: (with Caroline Heycock, Antonella Sorace, Zakaris Svabo Hansen & Frances Wilson)
"Detecting the late stages of syntactic change: The loss of V-to-T in Faroese", Language 88.3, 558-600.

Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning - Kasus, sætningsled og semantiske roller 2011:
"Trees and Fields and Negative Polarity", Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication in Business 47, 39-55.

2011: (with Helle Vrønning Dam, Helle Dam-Jensen & Henning Nølke)
"How to understand understanding - a tribute to Torben Thrane", Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication in Business 47, 7-12.

2011: (with Caroline Heycock, Antonella Sorace, Zakaris Svabo Hansen & Frances Wilson)
"Residual V-to-I in Faroese and its lack in Danish: Detecting the final stages of a syntactic change", Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 87, 137-165.

2011: (with Johanna Wood)
"Noun phrase structure and movement: a cross-linguistic comparison of such/sådan/solch and so/så/so", Petra Sleeman & Harry Perridon (eds.), The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic – Structure, Variation and Change 82, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 89-109.

2008: (with Tavs Bjerre, Eva Engels & Henrik Jørgensen)
"Points of convergence between functional and formal approaches to syntactic analysis", Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 82, 131-166.

2008: (with Carl Vikner)
"Hierarchical Morphological Structure and Ambiguity". Merete Birkelund, Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, & Coco Norén (eds.), L'énonciation dans tous ses états - Mélanges offerts à Henning Nølke à l'occasion de ses soixante ans, Peter Lang Verlag, Bern, pp. 541-560.

2007:
"Teoretisk og komparativ syntaks" [Theoretical and Comparative Syntax]. Henrik Jørgensen & Peter Widell (eds.), Det bedre argument - Festskrift til Ole Togeby, 7. marts 2007., Wessel og Huitfeldt, Århus, pp. 469-480.

2006: (with Eva Engels)
"An Optimality-Theoretic Analysis of Scandinavian Object Shift and Remnant VP-Topicalisation". Linguistics in Potsdam 25, 195-231.

Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning - Kasus, sætningsled og semantiske roller 2006: (with Eva Engels)
"Satzglieder, Kasus und semantische Rollen: Eine Einführung" [Grammatical Functions, Case and Semantic Roles: An Introduction]. Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning 4.1, 17-37.

2006: (with Volkmar Engerer)
"Forord til Kasus, sætningsled og semantiske roller" [Foreword to Case, grammatical functions and semantic roles]. Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning 4.1, 5-16.

2005:
"Det finitte verbums position i dansk før og nu" [The position of the finite verb in Danish earlier and now]. Peter Widell & Mette Kunøe (eds.), 10. Møde om Udforskningen af Dansk Sprog [10th Conference on the Research into the Danish Language], Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, University of Aarhus, pp. 383-394.
    (For those who have the book, here is a pdf-version of page 384, because the syntactic tree on this page came out garbled)

2005:
"Immobile Complex Verbs in Germanic ". Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 8.1-2, 83-115.

2005:
"Object Shift". Henk van Riemsdijk & Martin Everaert (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 392-436.

2005:
Hand-out: "Dansk Funktionel Lingvistik - spredte og kritiske bemærkninger" [Danish Functional Linguistics - scattered and critical remarks]. Hand-out from a meeting in the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen on Sept. 27, 2005, which comments on
      Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, Michael Fortescue, Peter Harder, Lars Heltoft, Michael Herslund & Lisbeth Falster Jakobsen (2005): Dansk Funktionel Lingvistik - en helhedsforståelse af forholdet mellem sprogstruktur, sprogbrug og kognition [Danish Functional Linguistics - a general understanding of the relation between language structure, language use and cognition], Københavns Universitet / Handelshøjskolen i København / Roskilde Universitetscenter.

2004:
"Nødvendigheden af en formel tilgang til sprogvidenskab" [The necessity of a formal approach to linguistics]. Tidsskriftet Humaniora, 2004.2, 12-16.

2003:
"Null Objects under Coordination in Yiddish and Scandinavian". Lars-Olof Delsing, Cecilia Falk, Gunlög Josefsson & Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (eds.), Grammar in Focus: Festschrift for Christer Platzack, vol. II, Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, University of Lund, pp. 365-375.

2003:
"Tempus som tre uafhængige træk" [Tense as three independent features]. Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning 1.1, 89-104.

2002: (with Fabian Heck, Gereon Müller, Ralf Vogel, Silke Fischer, and Tanja Schmid)
"On the nature of the Input in Optimality Theory". The Linguistic Review 19.4, 345-376.

2001:
"The Interpretation of Object Shift and Optimality Theory". Gereon Müller & Wolfgang Sternefeld (eds.), Competition in Syntax, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 321-340. (Earlier version from 1997: "The Interpretation of Object Shift, Optimality Theory and Minimalism". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 60, 1-24.)

2001:
"Predicative Adjective Agreement". Kirsten Adamzik & Helen Christen (eds.), Sprachkontakt, Sprachvergleich, Sprachvariation: Festschrift für Gottfried Kolde, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 399-414.

Verb Movement Variation in Germanic and Optimality Theory 2001 (unpublished):
"Verb Movement Variation in Germanic and Optimality Theory". vii + 269 pp. "Habilitationschrift", University of Tübingen.


Optimality-theoretic Syntax 2001:
"Vo-to-Io Movement and do-Insertion in Optimality Theory". Géraldine Legendre, Jane Grimshaw, & Sten Vikner (eds.), Optimality-theoretic Syntax, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, pp. 427-464.

1999:
"Ledstillingen i dansk og government & binding" [Word order in Danish and the theory of government & binding]. Per Anker Jensen og Peter Skadhauge (eds.), Sætningsskemaet i generativ grammatik, Institut for Erhvervssproglig Informatik og Kommunikation, Syddansk Universitet, Kolding, pp. 83-110.

1999:
"Vo-til-Io flytning og personfleksion i alle tempora" [Vo-to-Io Movement and Inflection for Person in All Tenses]. Íslenskt mál, 19, 81-128. (expanded and translated version of my paper from 1997).

1997:
"Førsteopposition ved Andreas Sveens doktordisputas" [Official Comments at the Ph.D.-defence of Andreas Sveen]. Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift 15.2, 209-218.

1997:
"Vo-to-Io Movement and Inflection for Person in All Tenses". Liliane Haegeman (ed.), The New Comparative Syntax, Longman, London, pp. 189-213. (Earlier version from 1995: "Vo-to-Io Movement and Inflection for Person in All Tenses". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 55, 1-27).

Deutsche Satzstruktur - Grundlagen der syntaktischen Analyse 1997: (with Angelika Wöllstein-Leisten, Axel Heilmann, & Peter Stepan)
Deutsche Satzstruktur - Grundlagen der syntaktischen Analyse [German Clause Structure - Foundations of Syntactic Analysis]. Stauffenburg Verlag, Tübingen, viii + 136 pp.

1997: (with Carl Vikner)
"The Aspectual Complexity of Simple Past in English. A Comparison with French and Danish". Carl Bache & Alex Klinge (eds.), Sounds, Structures and Senses. Essays presented to Niels Davidsen-Nielsen on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, Odense University Press, Odense, pp. 267-284.

1996: (with Bonnie D. Schwartz)
"The Verb Always Leaves IP in V2 Clauses". Adriana Belletti & Luigi Rizzi (eds.), Parameters and Functional Heads, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 11-62. Reprinted 2007 in Ian Roberts (ed.), Comparative Grammar - Critical Concepts in Lingusitics, Routledge, London, vol. 5, pp. 244-302.

Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages 1995:
Verb Movement and Expletive Subjects in the Germanic Languages. Oxford University Press, New York, x + 294 pp.
Reviews: 1996: American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 8.1, 117-121
1996: Arkiv för Nordisk Filologi 111, 149-150
1997: Journal of Linguistics 33.2, 635-641
1998: Language 74.1, 178-180
1998: Nordic Journal of Linguistics 21.1, 65-73
1998: Studies in Language 22.1, 227-239
1998: Kratylos 43, 209-211

Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax 1995: (with Hubert Haider & Susan Olsen)
"Introduction". Hubert Haider, Susan Olsen, & Sten Vikner (eds.), Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 1-45.

1995: (with Höskuldur Thráinsson)
"Modals and Double Modals in the Scandinavian Languages". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 55, 51-88.

1994:
"Finite Verb Movement in Scandinavian Embedded Clauses". Norbert Hornstein & David Lightfoot (eds.), Verb Movement, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 117-147.

1994:
"Scandinavian Object Shift and West Germanic Scrambling". Norbert Corver & Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), Studies on Scrambling, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 487-517.

1994: (with Kyle Johnson)
"The Position of the Verb in Scandinavian Infinitives". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 53, 61-84.
(You can also download an unpublished manuscript from 1998 by the same authors: "Embedded Verb Second in Infinitival Clauses").

1993: (with Jane Grimshaw)
"Obligatory Adjuncts and the Structure of Events". Eric Reuland & Werner Abraham (eds.), Knowledge and Language: Vol. II Lexical and Conceptual Structure, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 145-159.

1991:
"Relative der and Other Co Elements in Danish". Lingua 84.2/3, 109-136.

Verb Movement Variation in Germanic and Optimality Theory 1990 (unpublished):
"Verb Movement and the Licensing of NP-positions in the Germanic Languages". 264 pp. PhD thesis, University of Geneva.


1989:
"Object Shift and Double Objects in Danish". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 44, 141-155.

1989:
"Review of Lars Hellan & Kirsti Koch Christensen (eds.): Topics in Scandinavian Syntax". Nordic Journal of Linguistics 12.1, 79-90.

1989: (with Bonnie D. Schwartz)
"All Verb Second Clauses are CPs". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 43, 27-49.

1988:
"Modals In Danish and Event Expressions". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 39, 1-33.

1988: (with Rex A. Sprouse)
"Have/Be-Selection as an A-Chain Membership Requirement". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 38, 1-48.

1987:
"Case Assignment Differences Between Danish and Swedish". Robin Allan & Michael P. Barnes (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Conference of Teachers of Scandinavian Studies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, University College London, London, pp. 262-281.

1987 (unpublished):
"Danish Long Vowels". 11 pp. Ms, Department of English, University of Geneva.

1985:
"Parameters of Binder and of Binding Category in Danish". Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 23, 1-61.

1985:
"Reichenbach Revisited: One, Two, or Three Temporal Relations?". Acta Linguistica Hafniensis 19.2, 81-95.

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