One Word, Two Genders : Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns Paperback / softback
Part of the Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics series
Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender.
This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly.
First assigned a lexicological classification, the DGNs are then analysed contextually by means of a corpus study.
DGNs are shown to be part of a generalized restructuring of Dutch gender as a whole.
No longer a fringe phenomenon in the Dutch gender system, this study shows them to be catalysts in the transition towards a (more) semantic system, a process that is much more advanced than commonly assumed.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 397 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
- Publication Date: 26/04/2016
- Category: Language: reference & general
- ISBN: 9783034309271
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