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Reported direct speech in Dutch
The part between quotation marks is called the quote, the rest is the reporting clause. From (1) it is clear that quotes can be sentence-initial, discontinuous, or sentence-final. One of myExpand
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Coordination and Syntactic Hierarchy
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This article discusses the syntax of coordinate structures, in particular the status of initial coordinators, multiple coordination, and the asymmetries between conjuncts with respect to c-command. Expand
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Invisible constituents? Parentheses as B-merged adverbial phrases
Parentheses are included in their host sentences, but at the same time they show unintegrated behavior. This article studies this Janus-faced phenomenon from a syntactic point of view. There are twoExpand
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Visualizing Non-subordination and Multidominance in Tree Diagrams: Testing Five Syntax Tree Variants
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We test representations of information that can mostly be ordered in a hierarchical way, but, for some part, goes beyond hierarchy. Expand
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Internal and External Remerge On Movement , Multidominance , and the Linearization of Syntactic Objects
This article centers around two questions: (i) what is the relation between movement and structure sharing?, and (ii) how can complex syntactic structures be linearized? It is shown that regularExpand
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Parenthetical main clauses – or not?
Syntactic and semantic characteristics canonically associated with main clauses do not always go together. This paper discusses two puzzling construction types from this perspective: appositiveExpand
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Possessive Relatives and (Heavy) Pied-Piping
This article discusses the phenomenon of pied-piping in restrictive relative clauses in the Germanic languages Dutch, German, and English. Since it concerns possessive relatives primarily, anExpand
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Unconventional Mergers
This article discusses the nature of the operation Merge, and the possibility of unconventional mergers, with some attention to the issue of representation. Regular Merge has three possible effects,Expand
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Parataxis as a Different Type of Asymmetric Merge
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I argue that syntactic phrase structure encodes three major asymmetries. Expand
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Cumulative Rightward Processes
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Extraposition and right node raising (RNR) can interact in two ways: from a descriptive point of view, the result of each can be used as input for the other. Expand
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