||Kim, Dae-Ik. (2020). Parametric approaches on V-movement based on verbal orders in Early Middle English. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 28(4), 29-50. The main goal of this paper is to illustrate the explanatory power of parametric approaches on verbal orders between V and T in Early Middle English, and choose which approach might be not only described but explained in the optimal way in terms of the Minimalist program framework. In Government and Binding (GB) and early minimalism language, variation can be accounted for by language specific and language-independent parametric approaches. Thus, it is revealed through GB and Minimalism that a number of language specific parametric approaches are introduced to explain the verbal orders between V and T. However, according to the central tenet of recent minimalism (after Chomsky, 2005), these parameters coupled with Universal Grammar (UG) should be driven to be decomposable into a unified one which can account for every aspect of the verbal orders between T and V. In this paper I discuss how each parametric approach can deal with the Early Middle English verbal orders in conformity with the tenet of Minimalism and conclude that the Category-Specified approach, in which the T and V of UG are under-specified to Category is the best one to deal with the Early Middle English verbal orders, allowing grammar to account for language variation without appealing to the language specific parameters of UG.