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Syntax of Dutch

Syntax of Dutch: Nouns and Noun Phrases, Volume 2

Hans Broekhuis
Marcel den Dikken
Hans Bennis
Carole Boster
Martin Everaert
Liliane Haegeman
Evelien Keizer
Anneke Neijt
Henk van Riemsdijk
Georges de Schutter
Riet Vos
Henk van Riemsdijk
István Kenesei
Copyright Date: 2012
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    Syntax of Dutch
    Book Description:

    Syntax of Dutchpresents a synthesis of formal linguistic research of the Dutch language from over forty years of scholarship. It is primarily concerned with language description, and provides support to all researchers interested in matters relating to the syntax of Dutch. These volumes provide a dense yet highly organized description of the internal structure of the noun phrase as well as its external distribution within the clause. These works are written with a directness and lucidity that makes it accessible to linguists of all kinds, including advanced students. This work, which will published in seven volumes in the period 2012-2016, is an essential addition to the library of any linguist working with Dutch.

    eISBN: 978-90-485-1760-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature, Linguistics

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Abbreviations and symbols
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Chapter 4 Projection of noun phrases III: binominal constructions
    (pp. 573-672)

    This chapter will discuss nominal °projections that contain two nouns without it being obvious which of the two nouns is to be considered the head of the construction. Section 4.1 will discuss noun phrases of the typeeen paar boeken‘a couple of books’, in which two nouns may occur adjacently, without an intervening preposition. Section 4.2 will discuss binominal constructions that do require the presence of a preposition, such as theN of a Nconstructioneen schat van een kind‘a treasure of a child’, in which the prepositionvanobligatorily intervenes between the two noun phrases.


  5. Chapter 5 Determiners: articles and pronouns
    (pp. 673-868)

    This chapter will discuss the semantic and syntactic behavior of the determiners. In the current generative framework, it is generally taken for granted that a determiner defines its own endocentric °projection in the structure of the noun phrase; cf. Abney (1987). It is taken to be the head of a so-called determiner phrase (DP), which is located on top of the projection of the head noun, NP. Schematically, example (1a) can be represented in labeled bracketing as in (1b), or as the tree diagram in (1c). Recall that we use the notion of “noun phrase” in a neutral way, whereas...

  6. Chapter 6 Numerals and quantifiers
    (pp. 869-942)

    This chapter will discuss the use of numerals and quantifiers within the nominal °projection. Generally speaking, these elements occur in prenominal position after the determiners, as in (1a&b). This can be accounted for by assuming that the structure of the noun phrase is as given in (1c), where D indicates the position of the determiners and NUM/Q the position that can be occupied by a numeral or a quantifier. We will see, however, that, especially in the case of quantifiers, there are several deviant patterns that cannot be readily accounted for by means of the structure in (1c).

    We will...

  7. Chapter 7 Pre-determiners
    (pp. 943-1050)

    This chapter will focus on the pre-determinersal‘all’ andheel‘all/whole’ as shown in the primeless examples of (1). They will be discussed in relation to their “inflected” counterpartsalleandhelein the nearly equivalent constructions shown in the primed examples.

    Before discussingalandheelin detail, we will give a very brief indication of some similarities and differences between these two pre-determiners. The two (and their alternants in the primed examples of (1)) have in common that, in a somewhat extended sense, they act as universal quantifiers. One property of universal quantifiers is that they can...

  8. Chapter 8 Syntactic uses of noun phrases
    (pp. 1051-1114)

    This chapter will discuss the distribution of noun phrases within the clause, and the differences between the types of noun phrase in this respect: pronouns, for example, behave differently from definite noun phrases, which in their turn behave differently from indefinite noun phrases. Sections 8.1 and 8.2 discuss the distribution of noun phrases in their core functions as °arguments and predicates, respectively. Section 8.3 concludes the discussion with some remarks on the adverbial use of noun phrases. This chapter will be relatively short given that some of the issues discussed here are discussed in more detail elsewhere. For example, the...

  9. Glossary
    (pp. 1115-1138)
  10. Subject index
    (pp. 1139-1150)
  11. References
    (pp. 1151-1164)
  12. Back Matter
    (pp. 1165-1166)