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3.4. Bibliographical notes
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For general descriptions of Dutch relative constructions the reader is referred to, among others, Haeseryn et al. (1997: 856-862), Van den Toorn (1981: 139ff.), Luif (1986: 80ff.), Van Bart et al. (1998: 175ff.) and Klooster (2001: 229ff.). For a detailed description and analysis of relative constructions in Germanic and Romance languages (including Dutch), see Smits (1989). De Vries (2002) is a typological study into the syntax of relativization in a large number of languages, including Dutch. On the distinction between restrictive and non-restrictive (his appositive) relative clauses, see De Vries (2002: 181ff.). For a discussion of the so-called free relatives, see Van Riemsdijk (2006). On the extraposition of relative clauses, see De Vries (2002: Ch. 7) and Kayne (1994). For an empirical study of the role of pragmatic, semantic and syntactic factors in the processing and interpretation of relative clauses, see Mak (2001). For a discussion of R-pronominalization and the use of postpositions, the reader is referred to Van Riemsdijk (1978).

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  • Bart, Peter van, Kerstens, Johan & Sturm, Arie1998Grammatica van het Nederlands. Een InleidingAmsterdamAmsterdam University Press
  • Haeseryn, Walter, Romijn, Kirsten, Geerts, Guido, Rooij, Jaap de & Toorn, Maarten C. van den1997Algemene Nederlandse spraakkunstGroningenNijhoff
  • Kayne, Richard S1994The antisymmetry of syntaxLinguistic inquiry monographs ; 25Cambridge, MAMIT Press
  • Klooster, Wim2001Grammatica van het hedendaags Nederlands. Een volledig overzichtDen HaagSDU Uitgeverij
  • Luif, Jan1986In verband met de zinLeidenNijhoff
  • Mak, Pim2001Processing relative clauses: effects of pragmatic, semantic and syntactic variablesNijmegenUniversity of NijmegenThesis
  • Riemsdijk, Henk C. van1978A case study in syntactic markedness: the binding nature of prepositional phrasesPeter de Ridder Press
  • Riemsdijk, Henk van2006Free relativesEveraert, Martin & Riemsdijk, Henk van (eds.)The Blackwell companion to syntax2Malden, MA/OxfordBlackwell Publishing
  • Smits, R.J.C1989The relative and cleft constructions of the Germanic and Romance languagesTilburgTilburg UniversityThesis
  • Toorn, M.C. van den1981Nederlandse grammaticaGroningenWolters-Noordhoff: 7th, revised edition
  • Vries, Mark de2002The syntax of relativizationAmsterdamUniversity of AmsterdamThesis
  • Vries, Mark de2002The syntax of relativizationAmsterdamUniversity of AmsterdamThesis
  • Vries, Mark de2002The syntax of relativizationAmsterdamUniversity of AmsterdamThesis
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