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The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

by Claire Thomas and Pius ten Hacken
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/11/2013
  $119.12
In the study of word formation, the focus has often been on generating the form. In this book, the semantic aspect of the formation of new words is central. It is viewed from the perspectives of word formation rules and of lexicalization.


Each chapter concentrates on a specific question about a theoretical concept or a word formation process in a particular language and adopts a theoretical framework that is appropriate to the study of this question. From general theoretical concepts of productivity and lexicalization, the focus moves to terminology, compounding, and derivation. The theoretical frameworks that are used include Jackendoff's Conceptual Structure, Langacker's Cognitive Grammar, Lieber's lexical semantic approach to word formation, Pustejovsky's Generative Lexicon, Beard's Lexeme-Morpheme-Base Morphology, and the onomasiological approach to terminology and word formation. An extensive introduction gives a historical overview of the study of the semantics of word formation and lexicalization, explaining how the different theoretical frameworks used in the contributions relate to each other.
ISBN:
9780748689606
9780748689606
Category:
Semantics & pragmatics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x25mm
Weight:
0.62kg
Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas is a Melbourne writer. Her acclaimed first novel was Fugitive Blue, which won the Dobbie Award for women writers, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Claire holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne where she teaches literary studies and creative writing.

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