Adverbial hurdles in Dutch scrambling
Schoenmakers, G.-J., & De Swart, P.
Adverbial hurdles in Dutch scrambling. In A. Gattnar, R. Hörnig, M. Störzer, & S. Featherston (Eds.
), Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018: Experimental Data Drives Linguistic Theory
(pp. 124-145). Tübingen: University of Tübingen.
This paper addresses the role of the adverb in Dutch direct object scrambling constructions. We report four experiments in which we investigate whether the structural position and the scope sensitivity of the adverb affect acceptability judgments of scrambling constructions and native speakers' tendency to scramble definite objects. We conclude that the type of adverb plays a key role in Dutch word ordering preferences.