An analysis of Danish free relatives




This paper presents an analysis of Danish free relative constructions. Fol- lowing Bresnan and Grimshaw (1978) we will adopt a wh-head (in Danish hv-head) analysis where the hv-phrase is the head of an NP. Also following Bresnan and Grimshaw (1978) we will propose an analysis which does not involve a filler-gap dependency between the hv-phrase and the gap in the sis- ter clause. Instead we will propose that the gap in the sister clause is bound off by a constructional constraint. In this way the analysis will be shown to differ from previous HPSG wh-head analyses of free relatives.


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Bjerre, Anne. 2012. An analysis of Danish free relatives. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 45–63. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2012.3) ( (Accessed July 12, 2024.)