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Dutch Studies pp 205-222 | Cite as

Boundaries, Wordclasses, and the Accentuation of Derived Words in Dutch

  • H. Schultink

Abstract

In some recent literature on the accentuation of derived English and Dutch words the nature of the boundaries immediately preceding the suffixes and immediately following the prefixes plays a prominent part. Such an approach, however, leads to as yet unsolved problems. For this reason we propose below an alternative account for Dutch: all affixes are surrounded by + (formative) boundaries, and accentuation of derived words is described rather in terms of wordclasses. Synthetic compounds provide additional evidence for these hypotheses.

Keywords

Word Formation Synthetic Compound Rightward Shift Primary Stress Main Stress 
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