Jack Hoeksema

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jack Hoeksema plays a role.



Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items

Edited by Jack Hoeksema, Hotze Rullmann, Víctor Sánchez-Valencia and Ton van der Wouden

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 40] 2001. xii, 368 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Semantics | Syntax


Hoeksema, Jack and Ton van der Wouden 2020 On the Dutch temporal adverbial goed en welLinguistics in the Netherlands 2020, Tribushinina, Elena and Mark Dingemanse (eds.), pp. 90–102 | Article
The paper investigates the origin, the development, the semantics and the pragmatics of the temporal use of the Dutch expression goed en wel ‘good and well’. We argue that the expression has developed from a meaning “safe and sound” into an indicator of the end of a preparatory phase or… read more
Hoeksema, Jack 2017 Chapter 6. Polarity licensing and intervention by conjunctionCrossroads Semantics: Computation, experiment and grammar, Reckman, Hilke, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Maarten Hijzelendoorn and Rint Sybesma (eds.), pp. 93–106 | Chapter
Abstract The licensing of polarity items by negation and other operators may be disrupted by an intervening conjunction. Conjunction intervenes when the polarity item is a conjunct or part of a conjunct, and negation or another licensor is outside the conjunction, having scope over… read more
Hoeksema, Jack 2017 NEG-raising and long-distance licensing of negative polarity itemsNegation and Contact: With special focus on Singapore English, Ziegeler, Debra and Zhiming Bao (eds.), pp. 33–61 | Article
Collins and Postal (2014) have thrown new light on the relation between negation and complementation in contexts that either do or do not permit NEG-raising; in particular, that there are two types of polarity items differing in whether they require NEG-raising for long-distance licensing by… read more
Sentences such as The train may arrive any minute (now) have a special non-universal interpretation. Similar types of sentences exist in Dutch, French, Spanish and elsewhere. I argue that they constitute a special construction, involving a universal quantifier, a temporal noun, optionally a… read more
Dutch long-distance dependencies representing four constructions (wh-questions, relative clauses, topicalization and comparatives) are studied from a diachronic corpus-based perspective. There is a steep decline in usage of such dependencies for relative clauses (but not free relatives) and… read more
Hoeksema, Jack 2010 Feature percolation in the Dutch possessiveStructure Preserved: Studies in syntax for Jan Koster, Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter and Mark de Vries (eds.), pp. 167–174 | Article
Hoeksema, Jack 2009 Chapter 2. Jespersen recycledCyclical Change, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.) | Article
Napoli, Donna Jo and Jack Hoeksema 2009 The grammatical versatility of taboo termsStudies in Language 33:3, pp. 612–643 | Article
Taboo terms in certain English expressions and constructions are intensifiers, which have spread as a unit over time to various syntactic positions (Hoeksema & Napoli 2008). Here we look at the pragmatic coherence that has allowed such semantically disparate terms to be grammaticalized as a unit.… read more
Hoeksema, Jack 2008 The emergence of particle clusters in Dutch: Grammaticalization under adverse conditionsTheoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization, Seoane, Elena and María José López-Couso (eds.), pp. 131–149 | Article
Hoeksema, Jack 2002 Polarity-sensitive scalar particles in early modern and present-day Dutch: Distributional differences and diachronic developmentsParticles, Wouden, Ton van der, Ad Foolen and Piet Van de Craen (eds.), pp. 53–64 | Article
Hoeksema, Jack and Hotze Rullmann 2001 Scalarity and polarity: A study of scalar adverbs as polarity itemsPerspectives on Negation and Polarity Items, Hoeksema, Jack, Hotze Rullmann, Víctor Sánchez-Valencia and Ton van der Wouden (eds.), pp. 129–171 | Article
Hoeksema, Jack 1998 On the (non)loss of polarity sensitivity: Dutch ooitHistorical Linguistics 1995: Volume 2: Germanic linguistics, Hogg, Richard M. and Linda van Bergen (eds.), pp. 101 ff. | Article
Hoeksema, Jack 1997 Negation and Negative Concord in Middle DutchNegation 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. 139 ff. | Article