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Description - The Morphology of Dutch by Geert Booij

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 morphology with 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198299806
ISBN-10: 019829980X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geert Booij

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 Morphology (Kluwer).

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