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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

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 ... More


Derived nouns: event, state, result

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter discusses derived nouns denoting events, states, results, as well as related semantic categories such as products and means. Such nouns are formed with the suffixes -ing, -ation, -ment, ... More


Derived verbs

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter first discusses the verb-forming prefixes a‑, be‑, fore‑, and en‑. This is followed by a description of verbal suffixation by ‑ize, ‑ify, and ‑ate, conversion into verbs, back-formation, ... More


Derived adverbs

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter looks at the ways in which adverbs are formed in English. Two possibly controversial theoretical assumptions are discussed, namely that adverbs are a separate category from adjectives, ... More


Combination of affixes

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter discusses complex words that have more than one affix. First it looks at combinations of suffixes and combinations of prefixes, the areas on which research on affix combination has ... More


Inflection versus derivation

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter reviews the notion of conversion and its correlates, concentrating on two points. First, it is concerned with which of the various types of systematic homonymy or polysemy that can be ... More


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