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This chapter discusses modification of the projection of the AP. The examples in (1) show that modification is only possible with set-denoting adjectives like aardig'nice'; relational adjectives such as houten'wooden', evaluative adjectives such as drommels, and some residuals including, e.g., modal adjectives such as vermeend'alleged' are generally not eligible for modification, and will therefore not be discussed in this chapter.

Example 1
a. een erg/vrij/... aardige man
  very/rather/...  nice man
b. een (*erg/*vrij/...) houten trein
   very/rather/...  wooden train
c. een (*erg/*vrij/...) drommelse jongen
   very/rather/...  devilish boy
d. de (*erg/*vrij/...) vermeende dader
  the   very/rather/...  alleged culprit

This chapter is organized as follows. Section 3.1 will address modification of the scalar adjectives, followed in Section 3.2 by a discussion of modification of the absolute (non-scalar) adjectives. Section 3.3 addresses the role of the modifiers wel/niet; it will be shown that besides their use as affirmative/negative markers, these elements can also be used as intensifiers. Section 3.4 continues with a discussion of modification of pronominalized adjectives. The discussion of modification of APs is concluded in Section 3.5 with a number of exceptional cases.

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