Schijnen in gesproken Belgisch en Nederlands Nederlands | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 135 Number 3
  • ISSN: 0040-7550
  • E-ISSN: 2212-0521



In the recent past a number of contributions have been published on the subject of Dutch and verbs. Special attention has been paid to the third person simple present of () in spoken Belgian and to some extent also in spoken Netherlandic Dutch (Van Bogaert & Colleman 2013). The authors propose a two way strategy – parataxis hypothesis and matrix hypothesis – in order to account for the realisations and positions of as in (‘it seems many languages are expire there’) and … … (they don’t have – as it seems – any means). However, it is argued here that the evidence for the matrix hypothesis is weak. As an alternative a derivation from the in spoken Belgian Dutch comparatively frequent construction will be proposed.


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