De bronconstructies van Belgisch Nederlands (’t) schijnt: een repliek | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 135 Number 3
  • ISSN: 0040-7550
  • E-ISSN: 2212-0521



This is a brief reply to the article by Vliegen in this issue. We argue that, while Vliegen’s suggestion of a link between and is certainly plausible, this need not rule out a scenario in which the emerging use of as a particle has also taken its root in (specific uses of) the matrix clause construction In modern construction-based approaches to language change, it is accepted that newly developing constructions may have sources. In this perspective, the ‘matrix clause hypothesis’ and the ‘paratactic hypothesis’ are not mutually exclusive.


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