Morfologie in het Taalportaal | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171



This paper evaluates the morphological part of the Taalportaal website, which gives access to a comprehensive, scientific grammar of Dutch, Frisian and Afrikaans. More particularly, we investigate how separable verbs are dealt with in Taalportaal. We evaluate the structure of that part of the website, and try to find an answer to three questions regarding this type of verbs, viz. (i) what are separable verbs, (ii) what is their grammatical status and (iii) what are their semantic properties? By doing so, we are able to identify strengths and weaknesses of the Taalportaal website, which are related to consistency and accessibility of the information as well as to the quality of the illustrations and the explanation for non-native speakers. In general, we conclude that Taalportaal provides an introduction to Dutch morphology rather than giving an exhaustive overview of the different word formation possibilities in Dutch.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Dutch; morphology; particle verbs; separable complex verbs; Taalportaal
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