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Name: Dennis  Ott
Institution: University of Groningen
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Homepage: http://let.webhosting.rug.nl/~ott/
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Specialty: movement, locality, ellipsis
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Icelandic
Japanese
Selected Publications: Local instability: The syntax of split topics. Groninger Arbeiten zur germanistischen Linguistik 52, 2011

A note on free relative clauses in the theory of phases. Linguistic Inquiry 42(1), 2011

Diminutive-formation in German: spelling out the classifier analysis. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 14(1), 2011

Stylistic fronting as remnant movement. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 83, 2009
Announced on LINGUIST :  Local Instability
Courses Taught: German Syntax
Phrase Structure
Reviewer of: The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics (LL Issue 23.453)



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