This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the thirty-sixth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands, which took place in Utrecht on January 29th, 2005. The aim of the annual meetings is to provide members with the opportunity to report on their ongoing research. At this year's meeting, 78 papers were presented, of which 19 are published in this volume. Together they present an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands.
1. Preface; 2. Contributors; 3. Doing the Split-S in Klon (by Baird, Louise); 4. How easy is it for speakers of Dutch to understand Frisian and Afrikaans, and why? (by Bezooijen, Renee van); 5. Linguistic variation in the subjuntivo imperfecto in Spanish America in the 16th century (by Branza, Mircea); 6. Auxiliary drop as subordination marking (by Breitbarth, Anne); 7. Locative inversion in English (by Broekhuis, Hans); 8. Modifiable and intensifier self in Dutch and Sign Language of the Netherlands (by Clerck, Liesbeth de); 9. Low Saxon possessive pronominals: Syntax and phonology (by Corver, Norbert); 10. Why there is(n't) wh-movement in there-constructions (by Hartmann, Jutta M.); 11. Subject-Object ambiguities in spoken and written Dutch (by Jansen, Frank); 12. Quantification and learnability: Early mastery of the weak-strong distinction (by Kramer, Irene); 13. Phonetic and phonological processing of pitch levels: A perception study of Chinese (aphasic) speakers (by Liang, Jie); 14. The perception of interrogativity by Japanese speakers of Dutch as a second language (by Niioka, Yuki); 15. Weak and weaker prepositional complements (by Ruys, Eddy G.); 16. The phonological bootstrapping of determiners (by Santos, Raquel S.); 17. Classifying Dutch dialects using a syntactic measure: The perceptual Daan and Blok dialect map revisited (by Spruit, Marco Rene); 18. Cross-modularity in active to passive alternations (by Swart, Peter de); 19. A note on the scope of adverbs in Malagasy (by Thiersch, Craig L.); 20. Merge: Properties and boundary conditions (by Vries, Mark de); 21. Some notes on coordination in head-final languages (by Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter)
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