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De verspreiding van de -e(n)-uitgang in attributieve positie

Koen Plevoets UGent, Dirk Speelman and Dirk Geeraerts (2009) TAAL EN TONGVAL. 22. p.112-143
abstract
This article focuses on a well-known aspect of masculine nouns in the Southern Dutch dialects that has not received much attention in the literature, however: the fact that attributive elements are optionally inflected with an -e(n)-suffix. The appearance of the -n is moreover regulated by a number of phonological conditions. By means of the Corpus of Spoken Dutch and fourteen determiners that were operationalised as linguistic variables, we investigate three questions: the validity of the set of phonological restrictions just mentioned, the problem of the demarcation of the three genders in the light of the masculinisation tendency, and the interplay between internal and external factors in the explanation of the presence of -e(n). It is revealed that, for the first question, the restrictions listed in the literature are to a large extent valid, but that they also exhibit quite a range of variation. For the second question, the difference between the three genders is shown to be statistically significant, rendering the evidence for the masculinisation process in fact problematic. This is substantiated in the analysis of the third question where the -e(n)-suffix is found to be a marker of register rather than gender, and that it is furthermore characteristic of speakers of the new elite in Flanders that emerged under the economical growth after World War Two and the accompanying rise in affluence.
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journal title
TAAL EN TONGVAL
Taal Tongval
editor
Gunther De Vogelaer UGent and Leonie Cornips
volume
22
issue title
Perspectieven op het genus in het Nederlands
pages
112 - 143
ISSN
0039-8691
language
Dutch
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no
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A2
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1168030
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1168030
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2011-02-23 22:36:01
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  abstract     = {This article focuses on a well-known aspect of masculine nouns in the Southern Dutch dialects that has not received much attention in the literature, however: the fact that attributive elements are optionally inflected with an -e(n)-suffix. The appearance of the -n is moreover regulated by a number of phonological conditions. By means of the Corpus of Spoken Dutch and fourteen determiners that were operationalised as linguistic variables, we investigate three questions: the validity of the set of phonological restrictions just mentioned, the problem of the demarcation of the three genders in the light of the masculinisation tendency, and the interplay between internal and external factors in the explanation of the presence of -e(n). It is revealed that, for the first question, the restrictions listed in the literature are to a large extent valid, but that they also exhibit quite a range of variation. For the second question, the difference between the three genders is shown to be statistically significant, rendering the evidence for the masculinisation process in fact problematic. This is substantiated in the analysis of the third question where the -e(n)-suffix is found to be a marker of register rather than gender, and that it is furthermore characteristic of speakers of the new elite in Flanders that emerged under the economical growth after World War Two and the accompanying rise in affluence.},
  author       = {Plevoets, Koen and Speelman, Dirk and Geeraerts, Dirk},
  editor       = {De Vogelaer, Gunther and Cornips, Leonie},
  issn         = {0039-8691},
  journal      = {TAAL EN TONGVAL},
  language     = {dut},
  pages        = {112--143},
  title        = {De verspreiding van de -e(n)-uitgang in attributieve positie},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Plevoets, Koen, Dirk Speelman, and Dirk Geeraerts. 2009. “De Verspreiding Van De -e(n)-uitgang in Attributieve Positie.” Ed. Gunther De Vogelaer and Leonie Cornips. Taal En Tongval 22: 112–143.
APA
Plevoets, K., Speelman, D., & Geeraerts, D. (2009). De verspreiding van de -e(n)-uitgang in attributieve positie. (G. De Vogelaer & L. Cornips, Eds.)TAAL EN TONGVAL, 22, 112–143.
Vancouver
1.
Plevoets K, Speelman D, Geeraerts D. De verspreiding van de -e(n)-uitgang in attributieve positie. De Vogelaer G, Cornips L, editors. TAAL EN TONGVAL. 2009;22:112–43.
MLA
Plevoets, Koen, Dirk Speelman, and Dirk Geeraerts. “De Verspreiding Van De -e(n)-uitgang in Attributieve Positie.” Ed. Gunther De Vogelaer & Leonie Cornips. TAAL EN TONGVAL 22 (2009): 112–143. Print.