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Some notes on semi-lexical silence in Dutch noun phrases

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Publication: Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics, IX (1)
p-ISSN:2069-9239
Publisher:Universitatea din București
Place:București
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Abstract:In this article, it is argued that the Dutch nominal expression Anna’s in the dialectal Dutch sentence We kwamen Anna’s tegen (We met Anna’s; ‘We met Anna’) is a hidden possessive noun phrase consisting of the proper name Anna and a silent grammatical noun PERSON in the sense of Kayne (2003). A similar analysis will be proposed for a temporal expression like Dinsdags (Tuesday-s; ‘(on) Tuesday’), with the difference that TIME is the silent noun. It is further argued that PERSON and TIME have the characteristics of what Emonds (1985) calls a grammatical (i.e. semi-lexical) noun.
Key words:nominal expression, silent PERSON, temporal expression, silent TIME, Dutch
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