The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

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The first comprehensive description of English word formation covers inflection and derivation, compounding, conversion, and minor processes such as subtractive morphology. It combines theory-neutral presentation of data with theoretically informed analysis. Written by three outstanding scholars, this is a vital reference resource for all linguists.Both French and German are right-headed in derivation, so the right-headedness of English is unsurprising. One surprising ... As we saw in Chapter 11, we frequently find affixes whose primary function lies elsewhere being stretched to produce patient nouns when they are needed. ... In French, for example, an inflected form can function as a word in a word class not supported by the inflection. This isanbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
Author: Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, Ingo Plag
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-08-29

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