One Word, Two Genders : Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns, Paperback / softback Book

One Word, Two Genders : Categorization and Agreement in Dutch Double Gender Nouns Paperback / softback

Part of the Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics series

Description

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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
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  • Category: Language: reference & general
  • ISBN: 9783034309271

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