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A Corpus Investigation of PP-fronting in Dutch

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A Corpus Investigation of PP-fronting in Dutch
A long-standing discussion in Dutch syntax concerns the question whether pp dependents of a noun may be fronted. Although examples which apparently illustrate this pattern can be easily found, it is difficult to come up with linguistic arguments which show once and for all that the fronted pp is actually a dependent of a noun, and not of a verb. In this paper, we investigate to what extent corpus data can be used to decide on this matter, and conclude that the data suggest that the pp is a dependent of the verb.
Gosse Bouma
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CLIN
Authors Gosse Bouma
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