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Lexical entries

We assume that Dutch modals, auxiliaries and certain raising and equi-verbs select for a list of complements that consists of a verb and the complements selected by that verb. Perception verbs, as well as the causative laten and the verb helpen (to help) select for a verb, the complements of that verb, and an object NP. Sample lexical entries are given below.

willen \\
({\em to want})
... v$[$inf$]$}\\
subcat \@1 \end{displaymath}} \>
\end{displaymath} \end{avm}}

We assume that finite forms are derived from a non-inflected root form by means of a lexical rule, which, among other things, prefixes a subject to the SUBCAT-list, and requires that this subject has nominative case. Thus, the finite (singular present tense) form of willen is:

$\mapsto$ \begin{displaymath}head & verb$[$fin$...
...rb$[$inf$]$} \\
subcat \@1 \end{displaymath}} \>

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