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LINGUIST List 24.1170

Fri Mar 08 2013

Books: Doubling in relative clauses: Boef

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Mar-2013
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Doubling in relative clauses: Boef
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Title: Doubling in relative clauses
Subtitle: Aspects of morphosyntactic microvariation in Dutch
Series Title: LOT dissertation Series
Published: 2013
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

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

Author: Eefje Boef
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460931000 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 22.64 Comment: only available through Internet
Abstract:

This thesis presents a study of microvariation in (long-distance) restrictive relative clauses and related constructions in Dutch. It shows that a proper understanding of the attested microvariation, and in particular pronoun doubling in long-distance relative clauses and (embedded) wh-questions, yields new insights into the structure of A-bar chains, the syntax of relative clauses, the structure of the left periphery and the nature of (relative) pronouns and their relation with complementizers. More specifically, this thesis provides a unified analysis of doubling in relative clauses and (embedded) wh-questions, a reevaluation and reinstatement of (a revised version of) the traditional head external analysis of relative clauses, and a new implementation of an underspecification approach to so-called multipurpose pronouns and complementizers. This study is of relevance to scholars working on morphosyntactic microvariation, doubling phenomena, the structure of long-distance A-bar chains, the syntax of relative clauses and the nature of relative pronouns and complementizers, as well as to a general syntactic readership

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Morphosyntax
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Written In: English (eng)

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