Liliane Haegeman

List of John Benjamins publications for which Liliane Haegeman plays a role.

Book series


Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons

Edited by Lobke Aelbrecht, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 190] 2012. vi, 433 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Schönenberger, Manuela and Liliane Haegeman 2023 Chapter 5. English rationale since and a reassessment of the typology of adverbial clausesMicro- and Macro-variation of Causal Clauses: Synchronic and Diachronic Insights, Jędrzejowski, Łukasz and Constanze Fleczoreck (eds.), pp. 129–166
This chapter examines the syntactic and semantic properties of English causal adverbial clauses, starting from the fact that the conjunctions since and as can both introduce either a temporal clause or a rationale clause. Where relevant, the material is supplemented with data from Dutch causal… read more | Chapter
Trotzke, Andreas and Liliane Haegeman 2022 Chapter 11. PP-internal particles in Dutch as evidence for PP-internal discourse structureParticles in German, English, and Beyond, Gergel, Remus, Ingo Reich and Augustin Speyer (eds.), pp. 297–322
Drawing on evidence from Dutch, this paper presents the new observation that discourse particles can not only appear at the level of CP, but also inside the PP domain. In particular, we demonstrate that Dutch dan can receive a non-temporal interpretation, and in this reading dan can appear as a… read more | Chapter
De Clercq, Karen and Liliane Haegeman 2021 Chapter 4. Invariant die and adverbial resumption in the Ghent dialectCurrent Issues in Syntactic Cartography: A crosslinguistic perspective, Si, Fuzhen and Luigi Rizzi (eds.), pp. 53–110
This chapter focusses on the apparent V3 pattern in (1), which is salient with some speakers of the Ghent dialect: an initial adverbial constituent in the root clause, vroeger (‘formerly’), is separated from the finite verb by an optional ‘pleonastic’ (Vanacker 1980) element, die. The element… read more | Chapter
Danckaert, Lieven and Liliane Haegeman 2017 Syntacticizing blends: The case of English wh-raisingBoundaries, Phases and Interfaces: Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte, Fernández-Soriano, Olga, Elena Castroviejo Miró and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 25–46
This paper aims at analysing English structures in which a wh-moved subject triggers agreement both in the clause it is extracted from and in the immediately higher clause. This pattern is only accepted by some native speakers, and it is also attested in corpora. Although the relevant structures… read more | Chapter
Haegeman, Liliane 2017 Unspeakable sentences: Subject omission in written registers: a cartographic analysisRegister Variation and Syntactic Theory, Massam, Diane and Tim Stowell (eds.), pp. 229–250
The empirical focus of this paper is register based subject omission in English. On the basis of a range of empirical data (including naturally occurring examples) the paper first dispels a number of common misconceptions about the phenomenon such as the idea that (i) this phenomenon is only… read more | Article
Danckaert, Lieven, Tijs D'Hulster and Liliane Haegeman 2016 Deriving idiolectal variation: English wh-raisingTheoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation, Bidese, Ermenegildo, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni (eds.), pp. 145–176
The focus of this paper is on apparent cases of subject-to-subject raising out of finite clauses in English, which are accepted as (fully) grammatical by a minority of native speakers. The basic pattern involves a bi-clausal structure in which a displaced subject triggers agreement in both the… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane and Andrew Weir 2016 Finiteness and response particles in West FlemishFiniteness Matters: On finiteness-related phenomena in natural languages, Eide, Kristin Melum (ed.), pp. 211–254
The empirical focus of the chapter is the morphosyntax of the morphologically marked response particles ja and neen in the Lapscheure dialect of West Flemish. Building on Krifka (2013)’s analysis of the corresponding German response particles ja/nein as TP pro-forms, we analyze morphologically… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane 2015 PrefaceStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. ix–x
Haegeman, Liliane and Andrew Weir 2015 The cartography of yes and no in West FlemishDiscourse-oriented Syntax, Bayer, Josef, Roland Hinterhölzl and Andreas Trotzke (eds.), pp. 175–210
We make an in-depth study of the response particles ja/nee (‘yes/no’) in the Lapscheure dialect of Dutch. These particles show overt phi-feature marking corresponding to what would be the subject of a response clause. Additionally, in ‘reversal answers’, the particles bear additional morphology. We… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane and Terje Lohndal 2015 Be careful how you use the left peripheryStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 135–162
The paper evaluates two left-peripheral analyses of gapping: one cartographic analysis, and a second Minimalist analysis, which aligns the left-peripheral movement of gapping with fronting for contrastive effects. It is shown that there are similar problems for both these analyses, in particular… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane, André Meinunger and Aleksandra Vercauteren 2014 Against the matrix left peripheral analysis of English it-cleftsRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2012: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leuven 2012, Lahousse, Karen and Stefania Marzo (eds.), pp. 91–108
In the wake of the proposals for the articulated left periphery (Rizzi 1997), Meinunger (1997, 1998), Frascarelli & Ramaglia (2009, 2013) and Sleeman (2011) assign to it-clefts a representation modeled on that of wh-interrogatives and of focus fronting. This paper first outlines one precise… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane 2013 Two prenominal possessors in West FlemishMorphosyntactic Categories and the Expression of Possession, Börjars, Kersti, David Denison and Alan K. Scott (eds.), pp. 219–252
This chapter provides an inventory of the syntactic properties of prenominal possessors in West Flemish (WF). WF has two prenominal possessor patterns: a. Valère zenen oto b. Valère sen oto Valère his car Valère se carIn (a) the possessor Valère is doubled by the possessive pronoun zenen,… read more | Article
Aelbrecht, Lobke, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye 2012 Main Clause Phenomena and the privilege of the rootMain Clause Phenomena: New Horizons, Aelbrecht, Lobke, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye (eds.), pp. 1–20
Danckaert, Lieven and Liliane Haegeman 2012 Conditional clauses, Main Clause Phenomena and the syntax of polarity emphasisComparative Germanic Syntax: The state of the art, Ackema, Peter, Rhona Alcorn, Caroline Heycock, Dany Jaspers, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 133–168
This paper addresses two properties of conditional clauses: (i) their incompatibility with Main Clause Phenomena (MCP), exemplified by English argument fronting, and (ii) the unavailability of Speaker Oriented Adverbs (Ernst 2009) (SpOAs). The paper elaborates the hypothesis (Bhatt & Pancheva 2002,… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane 2012 The syntax of MCP: Deriving the truncation accountMain Clause Phenomena: New Horizons, Aelbrecht, Lobke, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye (eds.), pp. 113–134
This paper proposes that the restricted distribution of MCP follows from locality conditions on movement. The focus is the well-known absence of argument fronting in English adverbial clauses, but the account extends naturally to other clause types and to other MCP. Underlying most syntactic… read more | Article
Breitbarth, Anne and Liliane Haegeman 2010 Continuity is change: The long tail of Jespersen’s cycle in FlemishContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 61–76
All West Germanic languages have completed Jespersen’s Cycle, replacing a preverbal negation marker (stage I) with a post-verbal one (stage III) after a period of transition during which the two could co-occur (stage II). Only the Flemish dialects have maintained the old preverbal marker to some… read more | Article
Haegeman, Liliane 2003 8. The external possessor construction in West FlemishFrom NP to DP: Volume 2: The expression of possession in noun phrases, Coene, Martine and Yves D’hulst (eds.), pp. 221–256
Haegeman, Liliane 2000 Remnant Movement and OV OrderThe Derivation of VO and OV, Svenonius, Peter (ed.), pp. 69 ff.
Haegeman, Liliane 1997 The Syntax of N-Words and the Neg CriterionNegation and Polarity: Syntax and semantics. Selected papers from the colloquium Negation: Syntax and Semantics. Ottawa, 11–13 May 1995, Forget, Danielle, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau and María Luisa Rivero (eds.), pp. 115 ff.
Haegeman, Liliane 1996 The Typology of Syntactic Positions: L-Relatedness and the A/Ā -distinctionMinimal Ideas: Syntactic studies in the minimalist framework, Abraham, Werner, Samuel David Epstein, Höskuldur Thráinsson and C. Jan-Wouter Zwart (eds.), pp. 141–165