Syntax of Dutch
Syntax of Dutch
Adpositions and Adpositional Phrases
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Abbreviations and symbols vii Preface and acknowledgments ix 1. General introduction ix 2. Main objective ix 3. Intended readership ix 4. Object of description x 5. Organization of the material xv 6. History of the project and future prospects xix 7. Acknowledgments xxi Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Adpositions: characteristics and classification 3 1.1. Characterization of the category adposition 5 1.2. A formal classification of adpositional phrases 26 1.3. A semantic classification of adpositional phrases 70 1.4. Borderline cases 164 1.5. Bibliographical notes 166 Chapter 2 Projection of adpositional phrases: Complementation 167 2.1. Nominal complements 168 2.2. Adpositional complements 172 2.3. Adjectival complements 180 2.4. Clausal complements 181 2.5. Absolute PPs 190 2.6. Bibliographical notes 210 Chapter 3 Projection of adpositional phrases: Modification 211 3.1. Spatial adpositional phrases 212 3.2. Temporal adpositional phrases 244 3.3. Non-spatial/temporal adpositional phrases 247 3.4. Comparative/superlative formation 249 3.5. Some ambiguous constructions 249 3.6. Bibliographical note

Hans Broekhuis

Syntax of Dutch

Adpositions and Adpositional Phrases

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The Syntax of Dutch will be published in at least seven volumes in the period 2012-2016 and aims at presenting a synthesis of the currently available syntactic knowledge of Dutch. It is primarily concerned with language description and not with linguistic theory, and provides support to all researchers interested in matters relating to the syntax of Dutch, including advanced students of language and linguistics.

The volume Adpositions and Adpositional Phrases discusses the internal make-up and the distribution of adpositional phrases. Topics that are covered include complementation and modification of adpositional phrases, as well as their predicative, attributive and adverbial uses. A separate chapter is devoted to the formation and the syntactic behavior of pronominal PPs like ‘on it’, which also includes a more general discussion of the syntax of so-called R-words like er ‘there’.

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Hans Broekhuis

Hans Broekhuis is a researcher on the Variationist Linguistics Language Portal at the Meertens Instituut, part of the Dutch academy of sciences (KNAW). He has published with colleagues many volumes in the Syntax of Dutch series, and has co-edited Broekhuis, H. & R. Vogel. (2013) Linguistic Derivations and Filtering. Minimalism and Optimality Theory (Equinox, 2013), and a monograph entitled Derivations and evaluations. Object shift in the Germanic languages (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008)