Tracking the loss of V2: Queries Log on to the virtual server:
http://csearch.ling.upenn.edu/parsednwv.shtml

Then enter the queries described below. The output page will contain the clauses that matched your query. Summary statistics for each search are available at the bottom of the output page.

Investigation 1: Loss of V2 in clauses with full noun phrase subjects

Investigation 2: Loss of V2 in clauses with pronoun subjects


Clauses with full noun phrase subjects, V2 query (back to top)

The direct object immediately precedes (>>) the finite head.
The finite head precedes (>) the subject (not necessarily immediately, so only one > sign).
There is an exclamation point (indicating negation) before the PRO label.

Clauses with full noun phrase subjects, non-V2 query (back to top)

For the non-V2 query, the direct object only needs to precede (>) the subject - not immediately precede it. See V2 vs. non-V2 clauses for discussion.

Clauses with pronoun subjects, V2 query (back to top)

The direct object goes back to immediately preceding (>>) the finite head.

Clauses with pronoun subjects, non-V2 query (back to top)

Back to ordinary precede (>).