Title: Zij surfde, maar hij durfte niet. De spellingproblematiek van de zwakke verleden tijd in Nederland en Vlaanderen
Authors: De Schryver, Johan ×
Neijt, Anneke
Ghesquière, Pol
Ernestus, Myriam #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Series Title: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics vol:2 issue:2 pages:133-151
Abstract: In spite of the phonological nature of the spelling of regular simple past forms in Dutch, even university students make many mistakes: they add <de> to the stem when <te> is the standard form, or vice versa. This is observed to a much higher degree in the Netherlands than in Flanders when verb stems ending on a fricative are involved. Yet, our Dutch respondents appear to have a better knowledge of the ‘rule’, the mnemonic device known as ‘t kofschip. In general the Flemish mistakes can be accounted for by the natural influence of frequency and analogy, while the Dutch ones seem to result primarily from an ongoing sound change in the Netherlands: the devoicing of the fricatives. Our results can be answered on a didactic level, but also politically, as a minimal spelling reform could solve the problem to a large extent.
ISSN: 2211-7245
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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