Pronoun Doubling in the Dialects of Dutch
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Marjo van Koppen
We discuss doubling of the subject pronoun in the dialects of Dutch in three types of sentences: embedded clauses, inverted main clauses and subject-initial main clauses.
In pronoun doubling constructions the second pronoun is always strong. The first prononoun can be either a clitic or a strong pronoun depending on the type of sentence it is in. In embedded clauses and in inverted main clauses the first pronoun has to be a clitic, in subject-initial main clauses the first pronoun can only be strong.
Two questions arise from this distribution:
For the embedded clauses and the inverted main clauses we assume that doubled subject pronouns are generated as one DP. At PF the clitic moves out of the D0-head to adjoin to a host in C0. For the subject-initial main clauses this configuration is not available, because two strong pronouns cannot be generated as one DP. The answers we provide are:
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