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Xp-pro-v word order in middle english

I am a bit confused with the xp-pro-v word order in middle English and was hoping, that someone could help me. Can someone explain, what exactly the term "xp-pro-v" means? I do understand, that it is ...
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Are there any V2 languages that allow/prohibit movement of the non-finite part of the VP to the first position?

I'm curious about what the space of attested V2 languages looks like, particularly what happens to the part of the VP besides the finite verb. I'm especially curious whether moving the non-finite ...
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What's the difference between V2 word order and OVS word order?

Is there any difference between the two? They seem the same to me, c.f.: Fußball spielten die Kinder vor der Schule im Park. Football played the kids before school in the park. (...
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Does the Dutch sentence “Waarschijnlijk deze zomer ga ik naar Spanje” follow the V2 structure?

This question would be better on Dutch Languages SE, but that site is still in Area 51. I was discussing Dutch grammar with a Dutch native and how I'd just learnt that Dutch is a V2 language (as are ...
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Pro-drop and V2

I have a question about languages that say "this thing must be the second element in the sentence. For example, German says that in a statement, the finite verb must be the second thing. If you front ...
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A better understanding of Verb Second

Verb second is the phenomenon in which the finite verb is preceded by exactly one constituent. Not all languages have verb second, though, as can be seen here. The only thing I do not understand is ...
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What are examples of non-V2 pattern in Modern English?

What is an example of a modern English clause that does not follow the verb-second (V2) word order?