Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, Elizabeth Pyatt
Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 24.2, 85-100
Publication year: 1994

Much recent work on deriving VSO word order has moved away from using a verb raising to C° analysis to an analysis using raising to the left edge of the inflectional complex. We argue using facts from enclisis, prosody, and morphology alternations that Old Irish had both raising to C° and raising to the left edge of inflection in its word order derivation.