The syntax of Dutch gapping

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This article takes as its point of departure Neijt’s (1979) claim that gapping is a rule of syntax with properties also found in wh-movement constructions. I will refine this proposal by concluding that gapping remnants are A'-moved into the clause-initial position (SpecCP) and/or the specifiers of functional projections such as TopP, FocP and NegP found in the middle field of the clause. I will further show that this approach sheds new light on various problems (such as the distribution of modal and polarity particles) not satisfactorily solved in earlier analyses
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)19-33
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftLinguistics in the Netherlands
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - dec. 2018


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