Title: IP-ellipsis in Dutch dialects
Authors: Aelbrecht, Lobke # ×
Editors: Van de Weijer, Jeroen
Los, Bettelou
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Van Gorcum
Series Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands vol:23 issue:1 pages:1-13
Host Document: Linguistics in the Netherlands
Abstract: Belgian dialects of Dutch feature sentences of the type “X + that-clause”, where X seems to be an adverbial or adjectival phrase: (1) {Misschien/Goed} da Kris komt. perhaps/ good that Kris comes ‘It is {perhaps the case/good} that Kris comes.’ I claim that this construction involves IP-ellipsis and that the underlying structure of the sentence in (1) is the one in (2). The ellipsis operation deletes the semantically weak elements het ‘it’, is ‘is’ and zo ‘the case’ (lit. ‘so’). (2) Het is {misschien zo/goed} da Kris komt. it is perhaps so good that Kris comes ‘It is {perhaps the case/good} that Kris comes.’
ISSN: 0929-7332
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Formerly "HUB - EHSAL Miscellaneous"
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