LINGUIST List 16.897

Thu Mar 24 2005

Books: Morphology/Syntax, Dutch: van Koppen

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Message 1: One Probe -Two Goals: van Koppen

Date: 22-Mar-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: One Probe -Two Goals: van Koppen


Title: One Probe -Two Goals
Subtitle: Aspects of agreement in Dutch dialects
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 105
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic
                http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Marjo van Koppen, Leiden Center for Linguistics
Paperback: ISBN: 9076864756 Pages: 249 Price: Europe EURO 27.27
Electronic: ISBN: 9076864756 Pages: 249 Price: U.S. $ free
Abstract:

In Dutch dialects, verbs and complementizers can bear different
morphological affixes depending on which nominal element they agree with in
their local syntactic domain. For instance, in a dialect such as Tegelen
Dutch, the complementizer agrees with the first conjunct of a coordinated
subject, while in Lapscheure Dutch, the complementizer agrees with the
coordinated subject as a whole.

Using a vast array of new data on complementizer agreement, first conjunct
agreement, agreement with pronouns, verbal agreement and subject doubling
in Dutch dialects, this study argues that the interplay between syntax and
morphology is more intricate than has hitherto been assumed. More
precisely, it is shown that the syntactic component determines which local
nominal elements qualify for agreement with the verb or complementizer. The
morphological component subsequently chooses which one of these nominal
elements defines the affix on the verb or complementizer, depending on the
specificity of the affix.


The analysis is extended to similar syntactic contexts in typologically
different languages such as Irish, Hebrew, Finnish, Tsez and Arabic.

This thesis is of relevance to anyone interested in the relation between
syntax and morphology, the study of agreement, the copy theory of movement,
coordination, the internal structure of pronouns, or in the study of Dutch
dialects.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (ABV)
                            Dido (DDO)
                            Dutch (DUT)
                            Finnish (FIN)
                            Gaelic, Irish (GLI)
                            Hebrew (HBR)

Written In: English (ENG )

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