The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Paperback | September 13, 2015

byLaurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, Ingo Plag

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This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British national Corpus, it is the first comprehensive treatment of contemporary English morphology that includes bothinflection and word-formation. It covers not only well-studied topics such as compounding, conversion, and the inflection and derivation of nouns and verbs, but also areas that have received less scholarly attention, such as the formation of adjectives, locatives, negatives, evaluatives,neoclassical compounds and blends, among many other topics. Equal wieght is given to form and meaning. The volume also contains sections devoted to phonological and orthographics aspects of morphology and to combinatorial and paradigmatic properties of English morphology. It ends with a series of chapters that assess the implications of English morphology for morphological theory, discussing topicssuch as stratification, blocking and comprtition, the analysis of conversion, and the relationship between inflection and derivation.Winner of the 2015 Bloomfield Book Award and written by three outstanding scholars, this outstanding book will interest all scholars and students of English and of linguistic morphology more generally.

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This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British national Corpus, it is the first comprehensive treatment of contemporary English morphology that includes bothinflection and word-formation. It covers not on...

Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. His books include English Word-formation (CUP 1983), Introducing Linguistic Morphology (2nd edn EUP 2003), Morphological Productivity (CUP 2001) and A Glossary of Morphology (EUP 2004). He is one of the editors of the journal Word Structure. Rochelle Lieber...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.41 inPublished:September 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198747063

ISBN - 13:9780198747062

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Table of Contents

Part I - Introduction1. Aims and Structures2. Basic principles: terminology3. Basic principles: methods4. OrthographyPart II - Inflection5. Verb inflection6. Adjective and adverb inflection7. Noun inflection8. Function words: pronouns, determiners, wh-forms, deicticsPart III - Derivation9. Derivation: phonological considerations10. Derived nouns: event, state, result11. Derived nouns: personal and participant12. Derived nouns: quality, collective, and other abstracts13. Derived verbs14. Derived adjectives15. Derived adverbs16. Locatives of time and space17. Negatives18. Size, quantity, and attitudePart IV Compounding19. Compounds: formal considerations20. Compounds: semantic considerationsPart V Interaction21. Combination of affixes22. Affixation on compounds and phrases23. Paradigmatic processesPart VI Themes24. Inflection versus derivation25. The analysis and limits of conversion26. Blocking, competition, and productivity27. The nature of stratification28. English morphology in a typological perspective29. English morphology and theories of morphologyReferencesIndex of affixes and other formativesIndex of namesIndex of subjects

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"It will be unputdownable for a considerable time to anyone interested in 'words', how they yield to and defy morphological analysis, and how their incredible range of properties can be classified and commented upon by dyed-in-the-wool morphologists, employing 'modern' ways of datacollecting." --Wim Zonneveld, Journal of Linguistics