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The morphology of Dutch

Oxford University Press has published a revised and expanded edition of The Morphology of Dutch (first edition published in 2002).

Geert Booij
17 April 2019
Oxford University Press

This book is a description of the morphological system of Dutch in English. Inflection, derivation, and compounding are each discussed in separate chapters, following a short exposé on the basic assumptions of morphological theory. The interaction of morphology with phonology and syntax is dealt with subsequently. The chapters also provide access to more detailed studies of Dutch that have appeared in the international literature.

The book shows that the morphology of Dutch poses many interesting descriptive and theoretical issues. It 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. The implication of the analyses presented is that the grammar of natural languages has to be conceived of as a multi-dimensional network of abstract morphological and syntactic patterns and their instantiations as individual words and phrases.

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