The Morphology of Dutch

Paperback | January 1, 2002

byGeert Booij

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This book provides the first fully-fledged description of the morphological system of Dutch written in English. Inflection, derivation, and compounding are each discussed in separate chapters, following a short exposition of the theoretical framework of the book. The interaction of morphologywith phonology and with syntax is dealt with subsequently. The chapters also provide access to more detailed studies of Dutch that have appeared in the international literature.This book shows that the morphology of Dutch poses many interesting descriptive and theoretical challenges, and that its detailed analysis can contribute to ongoing theoretical discussions on the nature of word formation processes, the relation between syntagmatic and paradigmatic structure,rule-base versus constraint-based grammar, and the interface between morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantics. The book will be of relevance to students of Germanic languages, general linguists, typologists, computational linguists, and psycholinguists.

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This book provides the first fully-fledged description of the morphological system of Dutch written in English. Inflection, derivation, and compounding are each discussed in separate chapters, following a short exposition of the theoretical framework of the book. The interaction of morphologywith phonology and with syntax is dealt with...

Geert Booij is Professor of General Linguistics at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He was previously Associate Professor in Dutch Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. He has been a member of the National Research Council for Humanities since 1997, and is the founder and editor of the Yearbook of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829980X

ISBN - 13:9780198299806

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Table of Contents

1. Preliminaries2. The Inflectional System3. Derivation4. Compounding5. The Interface of Morphology and Phonology6. The Morphology-Syntax Interface7. Conclusions: The Architecture of the Grammar

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`Geert Booij here makes accessible to the general linguist the work that he and his colleagues have been doing on Dutch morphology for twenty-five years. This book is a gold mine, both for those who know the subject andfor those who are new to it. As an up-to-date overview of the morphology of a single major language, it is unsurpassed.'Mark Aronoff, Professor of Linguistics, Stony Brook