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Riemsdijk, H.C.

Riemsdijk, H.C.

Henk van Riemsdijk, born in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, in 1948. Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at Tilburg University.

Fellow (1 September 1996 – 30 June 1997)

At the beginning of the theme group year, during the initial workshop, it was decided that each group member would contribute five cases to the encyclopaedia of syntactic case studies which the group means to publish. The following are those assigned to myself:


Free Relatives

Partial wh-movement


Split Topicalisation and Remnant Movement Clearly the goal of finishing five cases in one semester may have been somewhat too ambitious. So I have done only some preliminary, mainly bibliographical research on all five of these cases and have worked on the Free Relatives case, which is now almost complete.