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Multiple subjects in Flemish: the external possessor

Abstract : In this paper, we give an overview of the main properties of some novel data from Flemish, which involve a possessor DP that appears separated from the possessee with which it is associated. We refer to this phenomenon as the 'external possessor': we show that both the high possessor and the lower possessee have a number of properties that are usually associated with subjects: this will lead us to the claim that both are hosted in separate subject positions. The external possessor pattern described here sheds new light on the structure of the (high) middle field of Flemish embedded clauses.
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Liliane Haegeman, Lieven Danckaert. Multiple subjects in Flemish: the external possessor. Rhys, Catrin S.; Iosad, Pavel; Henry, Alison. Microvariation, minority languages, minimalism and meaning: proceedings of the Irish Network in Formal Linguistics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.2-23, 2013, 9781443850360. ⟨halshs-01534949⟩



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