Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley
In Proceedings of WECOL 7 (94), pp. 30-43, University of California, Los Angeles
Publication year: 1995

In this paper, we will account for some puzzling alternations of word order found in Modern Irish copular constructions. We will claim, in particular, that these alternations are part of a complex interaction between head movement of predicates, definiteness effects, and pronominal object shift. In particular, we argue that complex phrasal nominal predicates undergo head movement in Modern Irish.