Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

IP-ellipsis in Dutch dialects: X+that-clause

Lobke Aelbrecht (2006) Linguistics in the Netherlands. 23. p.1-14
abstract
A number of Belgian Dutch dialects feature a previously undiscussed construction of the type “X + that-clause”, where X can be an evaluative adjective or a sentential adverb. The adjective expresses the speaker’s opinion about the following that-clause, while the adverb modifies its modality. Some examples: "{Jammer/ Goed} da Kris komt"(lit. 'regrettable/good that Kris comes'), or "Misschien da Jessica het haar verteld heeft" (lit. 'perhaps that Jessica it her told has'). I argue that this construction involves a type of IP-ellipsis whereby a copular verb, the expletive subject 'het' (‘it’) and in some cases the dummy predicate 'zo' (‘so, the case’) have been elided. The underlying structures of the examples above are the following: "Het is jammer/goed da Kris komt" (lit. 'it is regrettable/good that Kris comes' and "Het is misschien zo da Jessica het haar verteld heeft" (lit. 'it is perhaps the.case that Jessica it her told has')
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
conference (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Dutch dialects, syntax, ellipsis
in
Linguistics in the Netherlands
editor
Bettelou Los
volume
23
issue title
Linguistics in the Netherlands 2006
pages
1 - 14
publisher
John Benjamins
place of publication
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
conference name
37th Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands
conference location
Utrecht, The Netherlands
conference start
2006-02-04
conference end
2006-02-04
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000244945700001
ISBN
9789027231666
language
English
UGent publication?
no
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1189193
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1189193
date created
2011-03-15 15:57:28
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:26
@inproceedings{1189193,
  abstract     = {A number of Belgian Dutch dialects feature a previously undiscussed construction of the type {\textquotedblleft}X + that-clause{\textquotedblright}, where X can be an evaluative adjective or a sentential adverb. The adjective expresses the speaker{\textquoteright}s opinion about the following that-clause, while the adverb modifies its modality. Some examples: {\textacutedbl}\{Jammer/ Goed\} da Kris komt{\textacutedbl}(lit. 'regrettable/good that Kris comes'), or {\textacutedbl}Misschien da Jessica het haar verteld heeft{\textacutedbl} (lit. 'perhaps that Jessica it her told has'). I argue that this construction involves a type of IP-ellipsis whereby a copular verb, the expletive subject 'het' ({\textquoteleft}it{\textquoteright}) and in some cases the dummy predicate 'zo' ({\textquoteleft}so, the case{\textquoteright}) have been elided. The underlying structures of the examples above are the following: {\textacutedbl}Het is jammer/goed da Kris komt{\textacutedbl} (lit. 'it is regrettable/good that Kris comes' and {\textacutedbl}Het is misschien zo da Jessica het haar verteld heeft{\textacutedbl} (lit. 'it is perhaps the.case that Jessica it her told has')},
  author       = {Aelbrecht, Lobke},
  booktitle    = {Linguistics in the Netherlands},
  editor       = {Los, Bettelou},
  isbn         = {9789027231666},
  keyword      = {Dutch dialects,syntax,ellipsis},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Utrecht, The Netherlands},
  pages        = {1--14},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins},
  title        = {IP-ellipsis in Dutch dialects: X+that-clause},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2006},
}

Chicago
Aelbrecht, Lobke. 2006. “IP-ellipsis in Dutch Dialects: X+that-clause.” In Linguistics in the Netherlands, ed. Bettelou Los, 23:1–14. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.
APA
Aelbrecht, L. (2006). IP-ellipsis in Dutch dialects: X+that-clause. In B. Los (Ed.), Linguistics in the Netherlands (Vol. 23, pp. 1–14). Presented at the 37th Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.
Vancouver
1.
Aelbrecht L. IP-ellipsis in Dutch dialects: X+that-clause. In: Los B, editor. Linguistics in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins; 2006. p. 1–14.
MLA
Aelbrecht, Lobke. “IP-ellipsis in Dutch Dialects: X+that-clause.” Linguistics in the Netherlands. Ed. Bettelou Los. Vol. 23. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins, 2006. 1–14. Print.