Intermediate Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook by Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

By Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

Intermediate Dutch is designed for beginners who've accomplished a uncomplicated skillability and need to refine their wisdom of grammatical structures.

This Workbook, in addition to its better half quantity simple Dutch, offers transparent and concise summaries of the fundamental issues of Dutch grammar in addition to possibilities to perform utilizing the constructions of the language. development at the classes of easy Dutch, all the twenty-four devices offers a grammatical subject with an creation and review, by means of contextualized workouts to augment learning.

Features include:
• a transparent available format
• many beneficial language examples
• considerable routines with an entire solution key
• common references to English grammar
• an appendix on abnormal verbs
• an index of grammatical keywords.

Suitable for self sustaining beginners and scholars on taught classes, Intermediate Dutch, including its sister quantity easy Dutch, kinds a established path within the necessities of Dutch grammar.

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The authors mention in a footnote (SAG 4: 390) that bli-passives show a statistical tendency to take animate subjects. . In Swedish, the future tense is often expressed by the present tense, in this case blir. 13 The passive in (20b), det blir gjort (it gets done), is a very common expression, used when you want to emphasise the importance of the event being completed. Consider also the example in (21a), taken from the PAROLE corpus. (21) a. Det var brev som skulle skrivas men de blir inte skrivna.

Farli’s paper expresses similar ideas to the ones found in Construction Grammar but his notion of syntactic frame is closer to the kind of structure assumed in the Minimalist program. 24 (1534-1636) Elisabet Engdahl References Åfarli, Tor (2006). Passive and argument structure. ), Passivization and Typology, Form and Function (pp. 373–382). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Anward, Jan (1981). Functions of Passive and Impersonal Constructions. A Case Study from Swedish. D. dissertation. Department of Linguistics, Uppsala.

This is rather surprising, especially given the fact that agent oriented adverbials are possible in impersonal passives, as shown above. Just as in the case of impersonal passives, the restriction barring agent oriented adverbials in presentational constructions must be a syntactic constraint on what may appear in the core clause. university several of them rather motvilligt. ” While discussing locative inversion, Levin and Rappaport Hovav (1995: 259) mention that adverbs like voluntarily are infelicitous in English presentational constructions.

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