One Word, Two Genders: Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns by Chiara SempliciniOne Word, Two Genders: Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns by Chiara Semplicini

One Word, Two Genders: Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns

byChiara Semplicini

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological classification, the DGNs are then analysed contextually by means of a corpus study. DGNs are shown to be part of a generalized restructuring of Dutch gender as a whole. No longer a fringe phenomenon in the Dutch gender system, this study shows them to be catalysts in the transition towards a (more) semantic system, a process that is much more advanced than commonly assumed.
Chiara Semplicini holds a PhD in General Linguistics and Romance Philology after completing a thesis on Dutch double gender nouns in 2012. She has participated in many conferences and workshops and has published widely on the issue. Her research interests include German philology, Germanic languages, cognitive linguistics, gender, morp...
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Title:One Word, Two Genders: Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender NounsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.87 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034309279

ISBN - 13:9783034309271

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Contents: Theoretical Framework – Gender between Nominal Classification and Agreement – Gender as an Individuation Marker – The Dutch Gender System – From the Original Formal System to the Mismatched System: The Evolution of Dutch Gender – Gender as an Individuation Marker in Dutch – An Analysis of Dutch Double Gender Nouns – Towards a Definition and Systematization of Dutch Double Gender Nouns: A Synchronic and a Diachronic Perspective – Dutch Double Gender Nouns in Language Usage – Beyond Double Gender Nouns.