On the Functional Structure of Locative and Directional PPs

Marcel den Dikken

in Mapping Spatial PPs

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393675
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199796847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

                   On the Functional Structure of Locative and Directional PPs

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This contribution directly builds on the preceding one. On the basis of a detailed empirical investigation of the syntax of adpositional phrases in Dutch, the author refines in various ways the structure and derivation of the lexical and extended functional projections of stative and directional Ps and tries to draw a parallel with the lexical and functional structure of clauses and noun phrases. Among other things, the paper lays out in detail the base structure and syntactic derivation of locative (stative) and directional pre-, post- and circumpositional phrases, discusses the restrictions on movement within and out of the (extended) projections of PLoc and PDir, sheds new light on the relationship between P and case, and analyses the distribution of modifiers in adpositional phrases.

Keywords: Dutch; adpositions; movement; functional categories

Chapter.  26057 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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