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The Berkeley Conference on Dutch Linguistics 1993: Dutch Linguistics in a Changing Europe

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This volume deals with various aspects of the Dutch language, mainly synchronic, although the historical dimension is not completely forgotten. The articles range thematically from formal and functional approaches to issues in modern Dutch syntax to language comparison, language planning, and Dutch language in America. All in all, these eleven contributions represent an excellent selection of current work in Dutch linguistics by major scholars from abroad and this country. Copublished with the American ...

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Overview

This volume deals with various aspects of the Dutch language, mainly synchronic, although the historical dimension is not completely forgotten. The articles range thematically from formal and functional approaches to issues in modern Dutch syntax to language comparison, language planning, and Dutch language in America. All in all, these eleven contributions represent an excellent selection of current work in Dutch linguistics by major scholars from abroad and this country. Copublished with the American Association for Netherlandic Studies.

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Thomas F. Shannon is Professor of Germanic Linguistics and Dutch Studies at UC Berkeley. Johan P. Snapper is Professor of Dutch Studies at UC Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Reference Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Language Policy in the Netherlands after 1993: A Macro-Sociolinguistic Perspective
Ethnic Minorities, Language Diversity, and Home Language Instruction: Crosscultural Perspectives on the Netherlands
Dutch Linguistics at the Crossroads in the Development of Linguistics
Dutch Modal Particles: The Relevance of Grammaticalized Elements
Heterosemy or Polyfunctionality? The Case of Dutch maar 'but, only, just'?
Extraposition of NP Complements in Dutch and German: An Empirical Comparison
Verb Clusters in Germanic: The Non-Existence of the Third Construction
Romance and Germanic Clitics: A Comparison of their Syntactic Behavior
Cliticization and Clitic Doubling in East Flemish
German: "Cold and Male" - Dutch: "Warm and Female" Reflections on a Realistic Linguistic Typology
The Dialectal Origins of New Netherland Dutch
Contributors' Addresses
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