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:
Geert Booij & Ariane van Santen (2017). Morfologie, de woordstructuur van het Nederlands. 3e, geheel herziene druk. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Geert Booij (2012), The grammar of words. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press Geert Booij (2010), Construction Morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Geert Booij (2002), The Morphology of Dutch. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Geert Booij (1995), The phonology of Dutch. Oxford: Oxford University Press (19992)
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