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English Word-Formation (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

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Interest in word-formation is probably as old as interest in language itself. As Dr Bauer points out in his Introduction, many of the questions that scholars are asking now were also being asked in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. However, there is still little agreement on methodology in the study of word-formation or theoretical approaches to it; even the kind of data relevant to its study is open to debate. Dr Bauer here provides students and general linguists alike with a new perspective on what is a confused and often controversial field of study, providing a resolution to the terminological confusion which currently reigns in this area. In doing so, he clearly demonstrates the challenge and intrinsic fascination of the study of word-formation. Linguists have recently become increasingly aware of the relevance of word-formation to work in syntax and semantics, phonology and morphology, and Dr Bauer discusses - within a largely synchronic and transformational framework - the theoretical issues involved. He considers topics where word-formation has a contribution to make to other areas of linguistics and, without pretending to provide a fully-fledged theory of word-formation, develops those points which he sees as being central to its study. The book draws on a wide range of sources, and general points are illustrated from a variety of languages. As the title suggests, though, the exposition is principally illustrated with material drawn from English, including close analysis of a number of sets of neologisms. A survey of the types of word-formation found in English is also included. Some background in linguistics is assumed, but students of linguistics and English language with no previous knowledge of word-formation or of morphology at all will find English Word-Formation an accessible and stimulating textbook.

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Dr Bauer here provides students and general linguists alike with a new perspective on what is a confused and often controversial field of study, providing a resolution to the terminological confusion which currently reigns in this area. In doing so, he clearly demonstrates the challenge and intrinsic fascination of the study of word-formation. The book draws on a wide range of sources, and general points are illustrated from a variety of languages. The exposition is principally illustrated with material drawn from English, including close analysis of a number of sets of neologisms. A survey of the types of word-formation found in English is also included.

Synopsis:

Although the illustrative material is drawn principally from English, general points are illustrated with a variety of languages to provide a new perspective on a confused and often controversial field of study.

Synopsis:

Students of linguistics and English language with no previous knowledge of word-formation or of morphology at all will find English Word-Formation an accessible and stimulating textbook.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Some basic concepts; 3. Lexicalization; 4. Productivity; 5. Phonological issues in word-formation; 6. Syntactic and semantic issues in word-formation; 7. An outline of English word-formation; 8. Theory and practice; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography and citation index; Index.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521284929
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Editor:
Bresnan, J.
Author:
Ewen, C. J.
Author:
Dressler, W.
Author:
Laurie, Bauer
Author:
Anderson, S. R.
Author:
Bauer, Laurie
Author:
Comrie, B.
Author:
Bresnan, J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
English
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Word formation
Subject:
English language -- Word formation.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
English language--Word formation English lang
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Series Volume:
79-5
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.16x5.90x.82 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dr Bauer here provides students and general linguists alike with a new perspective on what is a confused and often controversial field of study, providing a resolution to the terminological confusion which currently reigns in this area. In doing so, he clearly demonstrates the challenge and intrinsic fascination of the study of word-formation. The book draws on a wide range of sources, and general points are illustrated from a variety of languages. The exposition is principally illustrated with material drawn from English, including close analysis of a number of sets of neologisms. A survey of the types of word-formation found in English is also included.
"Synopsis" by , Although the illustrative material is drawn principally from English, general points are illustrated with a variety of languages to provide a new perspective on a confused and often controversial field of study.
"Synopsis" by , Students of linguistics and English language with no previous knowledge of word-formation or of morphology at all will find English Word-Formation an accessible and stimulating textbook.
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