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This paper investigates the syntax of the unique pre-verbal position of Breton V2 clauses, which will be identified as [Spec, TP], and the mor-phology of T (glossed R), which will be shown to code the syntactic cate-gory of [Spec, TP]. The focus will be on [Spec, TP] as an A-position, exemplified in (1): (1)a. Bez' e oa (Azenor) gwelet (Azenor). EXPL R was Azenor seen Azenor Azenor was seen. b. Azenor1 a oa t1 gwelet. c. Gwelet1 e oa t1 Azenor. We will see that when such [Spec, TP] is filled by movement, the feature responsible cannot be Case or φ-features, which are usually associable with A-movement.