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Title: Organizing Grammar
Subtitle: Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk
Edited By: Hans Broekhuis
Norbert Corver
Jan Koster
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110188503-1&fg=SK&l=E
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar 86

Henk van Riemsdijk has long been known as one of Europe's most important
linguists. His seminal ideas have been influential in developing generative
grammar in Europe and beyond. The importance of these contributions is
matched only by his talent for organizing the field. As the initiator,
co-founder, and chair of the GLOW society, he made the society the leading
platform of European generative linguistics. He has also been editor of the
series Studies in Generative Grammar since its foundation. As a teacher and
supervisor, he has inspired generations of students in the Netherlands and
abroad. On the occasion of his relocation from the Netherlands to Italy,
his friends, students and colleagues celebrate Henk van Riemsdijk's work
with this collection of essays on numerous topics of current theoretical

Hans Broekhuis is Lecturer at the Linguistics Department, University of
Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Norbert Corver is Professor of Dutch Linguistics at the University of
Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Riny Huybregts teaches at the Department of Linguistics at the University
of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Ursula Kleinhenz is the Editor in Charge of the Series SGG at Mouton de
Gruyter, Berlin, Germany.
Jan Koster is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Groningen, The


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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Chinese, Mandarin
Greek, Modern
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ISBN: 3110188503
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Pages: xv, 716
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