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By Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

Modern Dutch Grammar: a realistic Guide is an cutting edge reference consultant to Dutch, combining conventional and function-based grammar in one quantity. With a powerful emphasis on modern utilization, all grammar issues and features are richly illustrated with examples.

The Grammar is split into components. Part I covers conventional grammatical different types resembling nouns and verbs. Part II is punctiliously equipped round language services and contexts such as:

Giving and looking details Describing procedures and effects Expressing attitudes, psychological states and feelings Registers and elegance Formal and casual verbal exchange, e.g. formative years talk

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This is the perfect reference grammar for newbies of Dutch in any respect degrees, from uncomplicated to complicated; no previous wisdom of grammatical terminology is believed and it presents indices of grammatical phrases and capabilities. This Grammar is complemented by way of a significant other web site that includes similar workouts and actions to enhance studying.

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Evans (1996:102)). e. 5 Type 5. Classificatory incorporation A generic noun can be incorporated to narrow the scope of the verb characterizing its direct object or the intransitive subject. Semantically this is similar to 18 Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald generic noun classifiers (see Dixon (1982); Aikhenvald (2000:ch. 3)); cf. tree ‘An ironwood tree is there’ (literally ‘An ironwood tree tree-stands’) (N. Evans (1996:77)) An incorporated noun can get grammaticalized as a verbal classifier, categorizing the argument (O or S) in terms of its shape (cf.

This is also a frequent type. gityemerri, an Australian language (Reid (1990:190)), is an incorporated version of (17). The incorporated noun, ‘leg’, has been stripped of its noun class prefix da- which can be seen in (17). 2 Unmotivated extensions of this term to various kinds of derivations abound in Baker (1988, 1995). 3 (iii)Incorporation of a suppletive or reduced stem. Special suppletive or semisuppletive stems, distinct from the noun root, are found in a few Northern Australian languages.

2 Unmotivated extensions of this term to various kinds of derivations abound in Baker (1988, 1995). 3 (iii)Incorporation of a suppletive or reduced stem. Special suppletive or semisuppletive stems, distinct from the noun root, are found in a few Northern Australian languages. Example (19), from Traditional Tiwi, illustrates the incorporation of two constituents (Lee (1987:164)). The free form for incorporated kiji ‘stick’ is taŋini (Osborne (1974:49)), and that for maripi ‘chest’ is pipwa (1974:50).

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