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Animate object fronting in Dutch: A production study

Monique J. A. Lamers and Helen de Hoop

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In Dutch, there is a preference for starting a sentence with an animate noun phrase. At the same time, as in many other languages, there is a strong tendency to start a sentence with the grammatical ... More


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