Dutch Studies pp 205-222 | Cite as

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

  • H. Schultink


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.


Word Formation Synthetic Compound Rightward Shift Primary Stress Main Stress 
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