Tree Botanical Garden of Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf

Tree at the Botanical Garden of Heinrich Heine University (Düsseldorf)

I published my first paper!

Roelandt, K.,  “(The) most in Flemish Dutch: Definiteness and Specificity”,  In Margot Colinet, Sophia Katrenko, and Rasmus K. Rendsvig, editors, Pristine Perspectives on Logic, Language, and Computation. ESSLLI 2012 and ESSLLI 2013 Student Sessions. Selected Papers, volume 8607 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 214-232. Springer, 2014.


This paper is concerned with de meeste ‘(the) most’ and het meeste ‘the most’ in Flemish Dutch. I first give an overview of their distribution and the different readings they produce. I then submit them to definiteness and specificity tests. The ensuing analysis of builds on the theory set out in Hackl [2009], but proposes a more complex syntactic structure to account for the Flemish data.