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Subject Positions, Point of View and the Neuter Pronoun <i>tet</i> in West Flemish

Jacqueline Guéron and Liliane Haegeman

in Functional Heads

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199746736
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0005

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Subject Positions, Point of View and the Neuter Pronoun tet in West Flemish

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This chapter deals with the distribution and interpretation of the word tet in the West Flemish dialect of Lapscheure. It shows that though tet is a doubler, it is not a subject doubler. Rather, tet is associated with a specialized “Point of View” projection dominating IP, and it introduces the speaker’s point of view in a sentence that would otherwise be in the point of view of the syntactic subject. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 argues that tet is not a subject doubler. Section 3 shows that tet has both subject-related properties and speaker-related properties. Section 4 associates tet with a projection dominating TP and dominated by the CP layer. Section 5 relates this projection to the temporal interpretation of the clause. Section 6 concludes.

Keywords: West Flemish dialect; Lapscheure; doubler; IP; TP; CP; clause; speaker

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