Understanding PP placement in written Dutch - A corpus-based multifactorial investigation of the principal syntactic, semantic and discursive determinants

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dc.contributor.author Willems, Annelore
dc.contributor.author De Sutter, Gert
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-21T11:36:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-21T11:36:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.other 453575900 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/67217
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-672175 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8637
dc.description.abstract The present paper aims at refining current knowledge about the driving forces in Dutch constituent ordering of non-predicate prepositional phrases (PPs) as well as re-evaluating the common assumption in traditional Dutch reference grammars that the middle field position is the standard slot. Building on journalistic data in the Dutch Parallel Corpus, it is first shown that non-predicate PPs are significantly more often placed in postfield position (the structural position after the final verb cluster) than in middle field position (the position before the final verb cluster), which indicates that the postfield position rather than the middle field position should be considered the standard slot for PPs in written Dutch. Second, a binary logistic regression model was fitted with PP placement as a function of several syntactic, semantic and discursive predictor variables. This model is able to describe, explain and predict more than 80% of the variation in the data set, leading to a much better understanding of the mechanisms underlying PP placement in written journalistic Dutch. On the basis of our findings, we furthermore propose a refined and more fine-grained version of the theoretical framework in which PP placement in Dutch is traditionally described and understood. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.title Understanding PP placement in written Dutch - A corpus-based multifactorial investigation of the principal syntactic, semantic and discursive determinants en
dc.type InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal proceed6th-theo-lingustics de_DE

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