1 Inleiding Bij coördinatie is er samentrekking mogelijk als beide conjuncten gedeeltelijk uit hetzelfde materiaal bestaan. * Samentrekking (een vorm van ellipsis) kan, onder bepaalde condities, zowel voorwaarts als achterwaarts plaatsvinden. Vaak worden drie gevallen onderscheiden. Deze zijn geïllustreerd in (1): (1) a. Joop sloot de deur en _ verliet het… (More)
In this paper, the syntactic properties of parenthetical reporting clauses in Dutch are investigated by means of a small corpus. It is shown that an analysis in which the quote is looked upon as the direct object of the reporting verb is inadequate. Therefore, an alternative analysis is proposed, viz. one in which the quote and the reporting clause are… (More)
This paper reports on the latest rejuvenation of AMAZON, a structuralist parser for Dutch written sentences. Unlike older versions, the new AMAZON parser has been developed in a modular organization, with an empirical cycle containing evaluations on corpus material. This methodology facilitates the development by separate researchers, and it gives more… (More)
This paper describes the transparent free relative construction as a variant of the free relative construction. Four analyses are described, viz. the backward deletion analysis, the shared structure analysis, the standard analysis and the parenthetical analysis. It is demonstrated that of these analyses the parenthetical analysis is the superior one.
This paper identifies backward conjunction reductions in Dutch as a special instance of coordinated comment clauses. This approach is argued to be superior to the standard approaches within the traditional and generative framework, in that it not only refrains from theoretically suspect mechanisms as needed in the other analyses, but also gives a better… (More)
In this paper, the distribution of interjections over the clause is studied within the context of a topological framework. For this study authentic data were extracted from a corpus comprising one million words of written material and 174,000 words of spoken material. To explain this distribution we study the influence of the text type in which an… (More)