Professor emeritus of Morphology and Lexicon
My research focuses on theoretical and descriptive issues in morphology, with special attention to the interfaces with phonology, syntax, and semantics. I am interested in the notion ‘construction’ as developed in Construction Grammar, and its importance for dealing with morphological phenomena and syntactic constructions that serve to create lexical units. The languages that I study are mainly the Germanic and Romance languages, with special attention to Dutch. I make use of the insights of grammaticalisation theory, both for synchronic and diachronic morphological studies.
Important website links:
(2007). Geert Booij,
The Grammar of Words. Oxford: Oxford University Press [2nd edition, revised and enlarged; 1st edition 2005]
(2000/2004) Geert Booij, Christian Lehman and Joachim Mugdan (eds.), Morphologie / Morphology. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung / An International Handbook on Inflection and Word formation. Berlin: de Gruyter. 2 volumes
(2002) Geert Booij, The Morphology of Dutch. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(1998) Geert Booij and Ariane van Santen, De morfologie van het Nederlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
(1995) Geert Booij, The Phonology of Dutch. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1947 Born in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
1971 MA Degree in Dutch and general linguistics, University of Groningen
1971-1981 Assistant / associate professor, Dutch linguistics, University of Amsterdam
1977 Ph. D. degree, dissertation Dutch Morphology. A Study ofWord Formation in Generative Grammar.
1981-2005 Full professor of general linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1988-1991 Dean Faculty of Arts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1998-2002 Dean Faculty of Arts and Vice-Rector, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1997-2004 Member (chair 2002-2004) of the Research Council for the Humanities, NWO
2005-2007 Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Leiden
2005-present Full professor of linguistics, University of Leiden
- Lid bestuur Stichting Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie, Leiden