Wat zegt het voorzetsel?

Over het voorzetsel in het voorzetselvoorwerp





Präpositionalobjekt; Präposition; Niederländisch; Bedeutung; Funktion


The prepositional object is in Dutch an often occurring part of the sentence. Grammars and methods for students Dutch as a foreign or as a second language, however, don’t vow much attention to this phrase and limit themselves to lists of verbs with a fixed preposition. In former times, it was discussed whether the prepositional object is an object at all. Today, most linguists agree it is. There is some general idea that the preposition in this semantic unit lost its meaning and is merely functional. The paper tries to give a look why a preposition is needed in the prepositional object and what is the meaning and function of the preposition in this semantic unit.

Author Biography

Wilken Engelbrecht, Univerzita Palackého

Prof. Dr Wilken Engelbrecht is full professor at Olomouc and Lublin. In the years 1990-1994 he renewed the lectureship of Dutch in Bratislava and Olomouc. In 1995, he founded with several other colleagues from the region the Central European association for Dutch studies Comenius. In 2012, he habilitated and was also appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix for his merits in the field of Dutch Studies. In 2015 he was appointed as the first full professor in Dutch Studies in the Czech Republic after František Kalda (founder of Dutch Studies in Prague and Bratislava), in 2018 he was also appointed full professor in Poland, where he has been working as well since 2011 .
His main research area is the reception of Dutch-written literature in translation in Central Europe. He is co-author of the handbook Dějiny nizozemské a vlámské literatury (Prague 2015) and author of more than 80 publications in Dutch studies and more than 50 publications in the fields of Latin and Medieval studies.



How to Cite

Engelbrecht, W. (2021). Wat zegt het voorzetsel? Over het voorzetsel in het voorzetselvoorwerp. FILOGI, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.37588/filogi.2021.2.860