Syntactic haplology and the Dutch proform er

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2019.6

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Dutch has four pronouns "er" which show an intriguing pattern of syntactic haplology when a finite verb has more than one "er" dependent. We present a theory that captures this pattern by relying on two central aspects of HPSG: (i) the distinction between ARG-ST and COMPS and (ii) the distinction between canonical and non-canonical synsem objects. No deletion rules of the kind used in transformational analyses of "er" are necessary.

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2019-10-27

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Webelhuth, Gert & Bonami, Olivier. 2019. Syntactic haplology and the Dutch proform er. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 100–119. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2019.6) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/869) (Accessed April 17, 2024.)