The basic claim of this contribution is that 'free' inversion is a far more constrained phenomen than generally aknowledged in the literature. In particular, the Definiteness Effect (DE) showing up in inversion structures is not limited to unaccusative constructions, but is far more widespread, involving transitive and the majority of intransitive verbs

How free is ‘free inversion’?

DELFITTO, Denis;
1992

Abstract

The basic claim of this contribution is that 'free' inversion is a far more constrained phenomen than generally aknowledged in the literature. In particular, the Definiteness Effect (DE) showing up in inversion structures is not limited to unaccusative constructions, but is far more widespread, involving transitive and the majority of intransitive verbs
subject inversion; definiteness; unergative/unaccusative verbs
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