In this, the first comprehensive survey of the phonological system of Dutch, Geert Booij lays particular stress on the relation between morphology, syntax, and prosodic structure at both word- and sentence-level. His primary aim is to provide an overview of the system as a whole, based in part on a number of more detailed studies of particular aspects of Dutch phonology. As a reference work, the book directs the reader to the available literature. The book is not primarily intended as a contribution to phonological theory; however, it is couched in terms of present-day non-linear generative phonology, and the author's analyses are relevant for a number of current issues in phonological theory such as the principles of syllable structure, the interaction of phonology and morphology, underspecification, rule typology, the domain specification of phonological rules, cliticization, and the role of rhythm in word stress.
`The author has published ... quite a few groundbreaking books and articles on phonology, and he may be considered as one of Holland's leading phonologists.'
J.J. Spa, Word
`The Phonology of Dutch is well written and provides most of the Dutch phonological facts.'
J.J. Spa, Word
`an excellent blend of descriptive detail and theoretical insight. Booij provides a clear and readable overview of the facts whilst at the same time succinctly pinpointing phenomena which are of particular theoretical importance. This book will be of immense value to all those interested either in Dutch linguistics or in theoretical morphology.'
Andrew Spencer, Professor of Linguistics, University of Essex
`A treasure trove of data and references ... the book containsa wealth of well-presented material on Dutch and will surely play an important role in future research about the language.'
2: The sounds of Dutch: Phonetic characterization and phonological representation
3: The prosodic structure of words
4: Word phonology
5: Word stress
6: Connected speech I: Word phonology
7: Connected speech II: Sentence phonology
8: Connected speech III: Cliticization
Series: The Phonology of the World's Languages
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st February 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.32