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Syntax of Dutch

Syntax of Dutch: Nouns and Noun Phrases (Volume I)

Hans Broekhuis
Evelien Keizer
Hans Bennis
Carole Boster
Marcel den Dikken
Martin Everaert
Liliane Haegeman
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 be published in seven volumes total in the period 2012-2016, is an essential addition to the library of any linguist working with Dutch.

    eISBN: 978-90-485-1755-8
    Subjects: Language & Literature, Linguistics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Abbreviations and symbols
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Preface and acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-xxii)
    Hans Broekhuis and Henk van Riemsdijk
  5. Introduction
    (pp. 1-2)

    Verbs (V), nouns (N), adjectives (A) and prepositions (P) constitute the four major word classes. The present study deals with nouns and their projections (noun phrases). The general introduction in Chapter 1 provides a survey of the most distinctive syntactic, semantic and morphological characteristics of noun phrases, as well as a semantic classification of nouns.

    Roughly speaking, the noun phrase consists of two subdomains: the lexical and the functional domain. The lexical subdomain consists of the head noun and its °arguments and °modifiers, which determine the denotation of the noun phrase; this domain will be called the NP-domain (or NP...

  6. Chapter 1 Nouns: characterization and classification
    (pp. 3-116)

    This chapter will largely be concerned with the most distinctive semantic, morphological and syntactic properties of nouns. Section 1.1 gives a brief characterization of the category of nouns and noun phrases by describing some of their more conspicuous properties. This will help users to identify nouns and noun phrases in Dutch on the basis of their form, function and position in the sentence. Section 1.2 presents a semantic classification of nouns and will describe the way in which the semantic differences are formally expressed.

    Like verbs and adjectives, nouns form an open class and, as such, cannot be exhaustively listed....

  7. Chapter 2 Projection of noun phrases I: complementation
    (pp. 117-356)

    This chapter discusses complementation of the noun. Section 2.1 will start with a number of general observations, which will be summarized in (52) below by means of a set of generalizations. These generalizations will play a crucial role in the more extensive discussion of complementation in the remainder of this chapter. Section 2.2 will continue by discussing in more detail non-clausal complements, that is, PP- and NP-complements, including NP-complements that appear in determiner position as a genitive noun phrase or possessive pronoun. Section 2.3 concludes with a discussion of clausal complements. Obviously, any discussion based on a distinction between °complements...

  8. Chapter 3 Projection of noun phrases II: modification
    (pp. 357-572)

    Section 1.1.2 has suggested that the internal structure of the DP can be represented as in (1), where the determiner D and the noun N are the heads of the °projections DP and NP, respectively. The dots indicate the positions available for possible other elements, that is, for °modifiers and °complements. The present section is concerned with the various forms of modification of the NP; for a detailed discussion of complementation in the NP the reader is referred to Chapter 2, and for a discussion of modifiers in the DP to Chapter 7. The relation between the two nouns in...

  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 573-574)