This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the thirtieth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands, held in Utrecht on February, 6, 1998. 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 67 papers were presented. The 17 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 and pragmatics.
1. Preface (by Bezooijen, Renee van); 2. List of Contributors; 3. Word Intelligibility of Language Varieties in the Netherlands and Flanders under Minimal Conditions (by Bezooijen, Renee van); 4. The Interaction between Final lengthening and Accentual Lengthening: Dutch versus English (by Cambier-Langeveld, Tina); 5. An Experimental Investigation of Meaning Differences between the 'Early' and the 'Late' Accent-Lending Fall in Dutch (by Caspers, Johanneke); 6. Past Participle Agreement in French: Object-Agreement? Adjective Agreement (by Drijkoningen, Frank); 7. The Mismatching Hypothesis and its Relevance for Extraction Phenomena in Dutch (by Heijden, Emmeken van der); 8. Yer Triggered Vowel Lengthening in Slovak (by Hermans, Ben); 9. Interaction of Grammatical Form and Intonation: Two Experiments on Dutch Imperatives (by Heuven, Vincent J. van); 10. Optimal Case Assignment (by Hoop, Helen de); 11. Constraining Constraints: NonFinality and the Typology of Foot-extrametricality (by Jacobs, Haike); 12. Who are you talking about? Children's Interpretation of Sentence Initial Indefinite Subjects in Sentences Containing Negation (by Kramer, Irene); 13. On the Representation of NC Clusters in Bemba (by Kula, Nancy C.); 14. The Structure of Rhythm (by Neijt, Anneke); 15. From Verkuyl to Krifka in One Article: Towards a Unified Theory of Aspectual Composition (by Reniers, Fabien R.); 16. The Pronunciation of (r) in Standard Dutch (by Velde, Hans van de); 17. Speech Reporting in Retold Narratives in Bengali (by Wurff, Wim van der); 18. Antecedent-Contained Deletion as Deletion (by Wyngaerd, Guido Vanden); 19. Case-Assignment and the Syntactic Distribution of the Adnominal Quantifier paljon in Finnish (by Zimmermann, Malte)