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Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands 2003
Edited By: Leonie Cornips
Paula Fikkert
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AVT_20
Series Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands 20

Table of contents

Leonie Cornips and Paula Fikkert v
Contributors vi
Participle fronting in Bulgarian as XP-movement
Hans Broekhuis and Krzysztof Migdalski 1–12
Forked modality
Lisa L.-S. Cheng and Rint Sybesma 13–23
Cylinders, planes, lines and points: Suggestions for a new conception of the handshape parameter in sign languages
Onno Crasborn 25–32
A note on conversion in Dutch and German
Jan Don 33–44
Particle verbs in early Middle English: The case of up
Marion Elenbaas 45–57
This is a yes/no-question?
Judith Haan and Vincent J. van Heuven 59–70
Patterns of segmental modification in consonant inventories: Contrastive vs. redundant systems and phonology vs. phonetics
Frans Hinskens and Jeroen van de Weijer 71–81
Sentence processing theories and the position of complex constituents in Dutch texts
Frank Jansen 83–92
An acoustic study of standard Dutch /v/, /f/, /z/ and /s/
Mikhail Kissine, Hans Van de Velde and Roeland van Hout 93–104
The acquisition of Negative Concord: The case of pas...non plus
Erica van Lente 105–115
Verpleegsters, ambassadrices and masseuses: Stratum differences in the comprehension of Dutch words with feminine agent suffixes
Anneke Neijt, Robert Schreuder and R. Harald Baayen 117–127
The realisation of final schwa in NK loanword phonology
Sang Jik Rhee 129–140
Constraints on post-lexical processes in Dutch
Eddy Ruys and Mieke Trommelen 141–153
Positions of parentheticals and interjections: A corpus-based approach
Carla Schelfhout, Peter-Arno Coppen and Nelleke Oostdijk 155–166
The structure of Dutch /au/
Francine Swets and Marc van Oostendorp 167–176 ‘Syntactic ergativity’ in Dyirbal and Balinese
Mario van de Visser 177–188
Weird polarity indefinites in French
Evangelia Vlachou 189–200
Three-dimensional grammar
Mark de Vries 201–212
Mutual intelligibility of Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English
Hongyan Wang and Vincent J. van Heuven 213–224

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1588114627
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: viii, 225 pp.
Prices: USD 101.00
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 902723163X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: viii, 225 pp.
Prices: EUR 84.00