The paper argues that, based on insight gained from the syntax of earlier English, comparative inversion (CI) reveals itself as a far simpler process than what is standardly assumed. Starting from the insight of a suggestion made by Haeberli (2002) and adapting it to comparatives, the major syntactic diachronic developments of CI are explored.
"Comparatives and inversion in English: A (necessarily) diachronic account,"
University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 14
, Article 14.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol14/iss1/14