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Summary Details

Query:   Summary on Zwarts
Author:  Paul Millar
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   Please include the following in your linguist list:

In January I requested assistance locating an unpublished manuscript
by Joost Zwarts called "Pronouns and N-to-D Movement". A number of
people replied, and I thank all of you, but until now, I was unable to
locate the paper. However, I have just received word that the Zwarts
article has been published in the following:

Zwarts, Joost (1994) "Pronouns and N-to-D Movement" in M. Everaert, B.
Schouten, and W. Zonneveld, eds. OTS Yearbook 1993, Research Institute
for Language and Speech, Utrecht, 93-112.

Thank you to everyone who answered my query.

Valerie Baggaley

LL Issue: 9.280
Date Posted: 25-Feb-1998
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