The Phonology of Dutch

Paperback | February 1, 1999

byGeert Booij

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In this, the first comprehensive survey of the phonological system of Dutch, Geert Booij lays particular stress on the relation between morphology, syntax, and prosodic structure at both word- and sentence-level. His primary aim is to provide an overview of the system as a whole, based in parton a number of more detailed studies of particular aspects of Dutch phonology. As a reference work, the book directs the reader to the available literature. The book is not primarily intended as a contribution to phonological theory; however, it is couched in terms of present-day non-linear generative phonology, and the author's analyses are relevant for a number of current issues in phonological theory such as the principles of syllable structure, theinteraction of phonology and morphology, underspecification, rule typology, the domain specification of phonological rules, cliticization, and the role of rhythm in word stress.

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In this, the first comprehensive survey of the phonological system of Dutch, Geert Booij lays particular stress on the relation between morphology, syntax, and prosodic structure at both word- and sentence-level. His primary aim is to provide an overview of the system as a whole, based in parton a number of more detailed studies of par...

Geert Booij, Professor of General Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019823869X

ISBN - 13:9780198238690

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The sounds of Dutch: Phonetic characterization and phonological representation3. The prosodic structure of words4. Word phonology5. Word stress6. Connected speech I: Word phonology7. Connected speech II: Sentence phonology8. Connected speech III: Cliticization9. Orthography

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`an excellent blend of descriptive detail and theoretical insight. Booij provides a clear and readable overview of the facts whilst at the same time succinctly pinpointing phenomena which are of particular theoretical importance. This book will be of immense value to all those interestedeither in Dutch linguistics or in theoretical morphology.' Andrew Spencer, Professor of Linguistics, University of Essex