This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands, held in Utrecht on January, 18, 1997. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members of the society with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. At this year's meeting 60 papers were presented. The 19 papers in this volume present an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands. It contains articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, spelling, language acquisition and aphasia.
1. Preface (by Coerts, Jane A.); 2. List of Contributors; 3. Causative Constructions: The Realization of the Causee (by Broekhuis, Hans); 4. The Domain of Final Lengthening in the Production of Dutch (by Cambier-Langeveld, Tina); 5. Nominal Possession in Trio (by Carlin, Eithne B.); 6. Relative Orientation in Sign Language Phonology (by Crasborn, Onno A.); 7. French Word Order: A Conspiracy Theory (by Dekkers, Joost); 8. Csoda Egy Nyelv - Nominal-Internal Predication in Hungarian (by Dikken, Marcel den); 9. The Voicedness of Intervocalic Word-Final Stops in Dutch (by Ernestus, Mirjam); 10. The Development of Phrase Structure in Child French (by Ferdinand, Astrid); 11. An Anatomy of Dutch Question Intonation (by Haan, Judith); 12. Contact: A Phonological or a Phonetic Feature of Signs? (by Kooij, Els van der); 13. The e/a Alternation in Mbugu: The Limits of Allomorphy (by Mous, Maarten); 14. Mirrored Specifiers (by Mulders, Iris); 15. Rules and Exceptions in the Spelling of Loan Words in Dutch (by Nunn, Anneke); 16. Output-to-Output Identity in Word-Level Phonology (by Peperkamp, Sharon); 17. In the Cause of Subjunctive (by Quer, Josep); 18. Dissociation between the Nominal and Verbal Domain in Agrammatic Speech (by Roo, Esterella de); 19. On Denominal Parasynthetic Verbs in Spanish (by Schroten, Jan); 20. Realizing End Points: The Syntax and Semantics of Dutch ge and Mandarin le (by Sybesma, Rint); 21. The Duress of Stress: On Dutch Clippings (by Vijver, Ruben van de)