(The) Most in Flemish Dutch: Definiteness and Specificity

  • Koen Roelandt
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8607)


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 de/het meeste builds on the theory set out in Hackl [2009], but proposes a more complex syntactic structure to account for the Flemish data.


proportional quantification specificity definiteness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koen Roelandt
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  1. 1.KU Leuven HUBrussel / CRISSPBrusselBelgium

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