Project

Genericity: Variation in syntax, interpretation and lexical aspects

Acronym
Genericiteit
Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
syntax genericity semantics
 
Project description

The project focusses on the semantics and syntax of generic sentences. A number of corpus- and questionnairestudies are carried out to shed light on the variation in Dutch with regard to the use and interpretation of different types of nominal constituents in a number of syntactic positions in generic sentences.