Null subjects in Old English

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Language Variation and Change. 2013, 25(02), pp. 155-178. ISSN 0954-3945. eISSN 1469-8021. Available under: doi: 10.1017/S0954394513000070
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The possibility of referential null subjects in Old English has been the subject of conflicting assertions. Hulk and van Kemenade (1995:245) stated that “the phenomenon of referential pro-drop does not exist in Old English,” but van Gelderen (2000:137) claimed that “Old English has pro-drop.” This paper presents a systematic quantitative investigation of referential null subjects in Old English, drawing on the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose (YCOE; Taylor, Warner, Pintzuk, & Beths, 2003) and the York-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Poetry (YCOEP; Pintzuk & Plug, 2001). The results indicate substantial variation between texts. In those texts that systematically exhibit null subjects, these are much rarer in subordinate clauses, with first- and second-person null subjects also being rare. I argue that the theory of identification of null subjects by rich verbal agreement is not sufficient to explain the Old English phenomenon, and instead I develop an account based on Holmberg’s (2010) analysis of partial null subject languages.

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ISO 690WALKDEN, George, 2013. Null subjects in Old English. In: Language Variation and Change. 2013, 25(02), pp. 155-178. ISSN 0954-3945. eISSN 1469-8021. Available under: doi: 10.1017/S0954394513000070
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@article{Walkden2013-08-13subje-43885,
  year={2013},
  doi={10.1017/S0954394513000070},
  title={Null subjects in Old English},
  number={02},
  volume={25},
  issn={0954-3945},
  journal={Language Variation and Change},
  pages={155--178},
  author={Walkden, George}
}
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