This volume provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the morphological system of Dutch. Following an introduction to the basic assumptions of morphological theory, separate chapters are devoted to the inflectional system, derivation, and compounding, the interface between morphology and phonology, the interaction between morphology and syntax, and, new to this edition, a more detailed study of the features of separable complex verbs. Geert Booij demonstrates in this book that the morphology of Dutch poses multiple interesting descriptive and theoretical challenges. The volume also contributes to ongoing discussions on the nature and representation of morphological processes, the role of paradigmatic relations between words - and between words and phrases - and the interaction between morphology, phonology, and syntax. This second, fully revised edition has been updated throughout with expanded coverage of Dutch morphological phenomena and results from new research. Alongside a brand new chapter on separable complex verbs, it also includes a more sophisticated analysis of the relation between morphology and syntax, and an introduction to the basic tenets of Construction Morphology.
About the author
Geert Booij is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Leiden University, having previously held positions at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and visiting professorships at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, Harvard University, and the Freie Universität Berlin. His research explores theoretical and descriptive issues in morphology, with special focus on the interfaces with phonology, syntax, and semantics. He is one of the founding editors of the book series Yearbook of Morphology, continued as the journal Morphology, and in 2011 he received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for his overall achievements in linguistic research. His previous OUP volumes include The Phonology of Dutch (1999), Construction Morphology (2010), and The Grammar of Words (3rd edn, 2012).
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