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Word-formation in English [electronic resource] / Ingo Plag.

By: Plag, Ingo.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511078439 (electronic bk.); 9780511078439 (electronic bk.); 051107686X; 9780511076862; 9780511841323 (electronic bk.); 0511841329 (electronic bk.); 9780511561917; 0511561911.Subject(s): English language -- Word formation | Anglais (Langue) -- Formation des mots | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Morphology | Woordvorming | Engels | Anglais (Langue) | Formation des mots | Wortbildung | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Word-formation in English.DDC classification: 425.92 Other classification: 18.04 | HF 240 | HF 250 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations and notational conventions; Introduction: what this book is about and how it can be used; 1 Basic concepts; 2 Studying complex words; 3 Productivity and the mental lexicon; 4 Affixation; 5 Derivation without affixation; 6 Compounding; 7 Theoretical issues: modeling word-formation; Answer key to exercises; References; Subject index; Affix index; Author index.
Summary: This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the study of word-formation, focusing specifically on English. Assuming no prior linguistic knowledge, it explains the fundamentals of word-formation, encouraging students to undertake their own morphological analyses of English words, and familiarising them with the methodological tools to obtain and analyse relevant data.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-233) and indexes.

This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the study of word-formation, focusing specifically on English. Assuming no prior linguistic knowledge, it explains the fundamentals of word-formation, encouraging students to undertake their own morphological analyses of English words, and familiarising them with the methodological tools to obtain and analyse relevant data.

Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations and notational conventions; Introduction: what this book is about and how it can be used; 1 Basic concepts; 2 Studying complex words; 3 Productivity and the mental lexicon; 4 Affixation; 5 Derivation without affixation; 6 Compounding; 7 Theoretical issues: modeling word-formation; Answer key to exercises; References; Subject index; Affix index; Author index.

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