Bennis (1986) anno 2016: de tuin uit, het bos in? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171



In this essay, I challenge Hans Bennis to rewrite his influential PhD-thesis (1986) in function of evolved linguistic thinking about data collection issues, and the I-language vs. E-language dichotomy. More concretely, I dare him to renounce the generative garden of introspected generalizations, and face the jungle of spontaneously produced data, in order to fully appreciate the distributional complexity of existential constructions, and – more fundamentally – the functional motor of the grammar, or rather grammars of Dutch.


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