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Recent work on object shift in the Scandinavian languages has rejected earlier syntactic analyses in favor of prosodic or information-structural accounts. In this paper I present new evidence from Danish copular clauses that argues against a prosodic analysis of the phenomenon. In particular, I show that speci cational copular clauses do not allow object(More)
The purpose of this research project was to examine, in retrospect, the effect of certain factors on the incidence of the use of restrains before and after the introduction of the Danish law reform concerning compulsory treatment. Data concerning the use of restraints on four locked wards in the Psychiatric Department of Glostrup Hospital during a six-month(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal screening for Down's syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities is included in prenatal care programs in many countries. However, the potential association between prenatal screening and maternal anxiety remains an issue of debate. OBJECTIVE To systematically review and summarize the current scientific evidence on whether screening(More)
One of the best tools we have for probing the lexical semantics of adjectives is degree modification. Different degree modifiers impose different requirements on the adjectives they combine with, and the patterns these restrictions reveal can be used to establish a typology of adjectives. This line of research—pursued by Kennedy & McNally (2005), Rotstein &(More)
Using (1) to fix terminology, the ANAPHOR is do the same, the ANTECEDENT is take up the final version of the funding bill, the ORPHAN is on Tuesday, and the CORRELATE is tomorrow. Examples like (2) are of particular interest because the correlate (two previous fiances) is inside the antecedent and, consequently, the orphan and the antecedent must interact(More)
2. Fronting pattern follows from three ranked, violable constraints: Antecedent: An anaphor has an accessible antecedent, i.e. an anaphor has an antecedent and the anaphor does not precede and c-command its antecedent (Hankamer and Sag, 1976). >> TopFirst: Topic is clause initial, i.e. if a syntactic constituent is topic it is clause initial (= in Spec-CP;(More)