Word-Formation in English by Ingo PlagWord-Formation in English by Ingo Plag

Word-Formation in English

byIngo Plag

Hardcover | November 24, 2003

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Providing an accessible introduction to the study of word-formation, this text focuses specifically on English. Assuming no prior linguistic knowledge, Ingo Plag explains the fundamentals of word-formation, demonstrating how morphemes--the elements of a word's internal structure--can function to relate words to other words, and to create new words. Students are encouraged to undertake their own morphological analysis of English words, and are introduced to the methodological tools for obtaining and analyzing relevant data.
Title:Word-Formation in EnglishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 24, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521819598

ISBN - 13:9780521819596


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Basic concepts; 2. Studying complex words; 3. Productivity and the mental lexicon; 4. Affixation; 5. Derivation without affixation; 6. Compounding; 7. Theoretical issues: modelling word-formation; Answer key to exercises.