In order to calculate the rate of V2, we need to find the V2 clauses in the corpus as well as the clauses that might have been V2, but aren't. For the purposes of the workshop, we will be focusing on clauses with fronted direct objects.
In order to find the V2 clauses, we need to impose a relation of immediate precedence between the direct object and the finite head. Without the immediate precedence relation, the clause wouldn't be V2. On the other hand, the relation between the finite head and the subject can be ordinary precedence. Thus, both of the sentences in (1) are V2, not just (1a).
|(1)||a.||The Prechoures order||began||Seynt Dominicus||in Tholous ...|
|b.||The Prechoures order||began||in Tholous||Seynt Dominicus ...|
|(2)||a.||The Prechoures order||Seynt Dominicus||began||in Tholous ...|
|b.||The Prechoures order||in Tholous||began||Seynt Dominicus ...|
|c.||The Prechoures order||in Tholous||Seynt Dominicus||began ...|