Geert Booij

LSA 311: Morphological theory

Geert Booij received an M.A. degree (cum laude) in Dutch linguistics, with minors in General Linguistics and Philosophy, in 1971 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. From 1971-1981 he was an assistant/associate professor in the Department of Dutch of the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1977. His dissertation Dutch Morphology: A Study of Word Formation in Generative Grammar was published by Foris Publications, Dordrecht.

From 1981-2005, Geert Booij was full professor of General Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From 1988-1991 and from 1998-2002 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts of that university. From February 1997-September 2004 he was a member (and since September 2002 chair) of the Dutch Research Council for the Humanities.

As of 2005 he is a full professor of linguistics (with special emphasis on morphology and the lexicon) at the University of Leiden, where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Arts from September 1, 2005-October 15, 2007.

Geert Booij is, with Jaap van Marle, the founder and editor of the Yearbook of Morphology. He is the author of The Phonology of Dutch (1995), The Morphology of Dutch (2002), and of The Grammar of Words (2005, 2007), all published by Oxford University Press, and of a number of linguistic articles in a wide range of Dutch and international journals.

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