Doen + direct object als 'reference point construction'

T.A.J.M. Janssen

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Constructions such as je haar doen ‘to do your hair’ are argued to be best analyzed as point of reference constructions (in the sense of Langacker 1993, 2009). In this type of doen-construction, the direct object, e.g. je haar, is conceived of as giving mental access to an act in which je haar plays a determining role.
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationHonderd jaar taalwetenschap. Artikelen aangeboden aan Saskia Daalder bij haar afscheid van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
EditorsT.A.J.M. Janssen, J. Noordegraaf
Place of PublicationAmsterdam/Münster
PublisherStichting Neerlandistiek/Nodus Publikationen
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783893237715
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Reference point construction
  • objectsverwisseling
  • metonymie
  • contiguïteit
  • coercion

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