"Structure is on the rock-bottom of all explanatory sciences" (Jan Koster). 40 years in the past, the speculation that underlying the bewildering number of syntactic phenomena are basic and unified structural styles of unforeseen attractiveness and straightforwardness gave upward push to significant developments within the examine of Dutch and Germanic syntax, with vital implications for the speculation of grammar as an entire. Jan Koster used to be one of many relevant figures during this improvement, and he has endured to discover the constitution retaining speculation all through his illustrious profession. This choice of articles via over 40 syntacticians celebrates the developments made within the learn of syntax during the last 40 years, reflecting at the structural rules underlying syntactic phenomena and emulating the method of syntactic research embodied in Jan Koster's instructing and examine.

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