The Noun Phrase: Diversity in Dutch DP Design (DiDDD)

  • Marjo van Koppen University of Utrecht, UiL-OTS and NWO
  • Norbert Corver University of Utrecht, UiL-OTS and NWO
  • Huib Kranendonk University of Utrecht, UiL-OTS and NWO
  • Mirjam Rigterink University of Utrecht, UiL-OTS and NWO
Keywords: Dutch DPs, exclamation, focalization, interrogation, left periphery, microcomparison, negation, pronominals, quantification, syntactic variation

Abstract

In this paper we discuss our project: Diversity in Dutch DP Design. This project investigates the variation found in the Dutch DP. Not only the variation concerning contemporary dialects is taken into account, also the variation between contemorary Dutch and older variants of the language are investigated. By looking into variation, the project aims to provide an answer to two questions: (i) what is the locus of variation, (ii) what is the structure of the DP-domain.
Published
2007-04-02