The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands took place in Utrecht on February 3rd, 2007. The aim of the annual meetings is to provide members with the opportunity to report on their ongoing research.At this year's meeting, 99 papers were presented, of which 39 were submitted to the present volume. This volume contains a selection of these papers, which present an overview of current research in a variety of fields in linguistics.
1. Foreword; 2. Contributors; 3. A 'mini' relative clause analysis for reduplicated attributive adjectives (by Aboh, Enoch O.); 4. On the acquisition of nasals in Dutch and German (by Altvater-Mackensen, Nicole); 5. Silence and the construct state in Dutch date expressions (by De Belder, Marijke); 6. A dependency-based typology of nasalisation and voicing phenomena (by Botma, Bert); 7. Does defective intervention exist? (by Broekhuis, Hans); 8. Transparency effects in Zulu reason applicative questions (by Buell, Leston); 9. Dutch 'Proper name + -s': A hidden possessive (by Corver, Norbert); 10. Goals and sources in event structure (by Gehrke, Berit); 11. Phonological constraints in speech processing (by Kager, Rene); 12. Relative agreement in Dutch (by Kampen, Jacqueline van); 13. Verb type, animacy and definiteness in grammatical function disambiguation (by Lamers, Monique); 14. The partitive article dei in Italian (by Le Bruyn, Bert); 15. Perceptual assimilation of English vowels by Chinese listeners: Can native-language interference be predicted? (by Sun, Lei); 16. Feature co-occurrence constraints in L1 acquisition (by Levelt, Clara); 17. Clitic Dislocation: Evidence for a low Topic position (by Linden, Elisabeth van der); 18. Schwa loss and its results in Low German: Tone or Overlength? (by Prehn, Maike); 19. Object marking in Sambaa (by Riedel, Kristina); 20. Reflecting the past: Mapping the development of the Indo-European SE-form (by Schepper, Kees de); 21. Mutual intelligibility and similarity of Chinese dialects: Predicting judgments from objective measures (by Tang, Chaoju); 22. Dislocation and backgrounding (by Vries, Mark de)