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The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Geert Booij

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book introduces the reader to the basic methods for the study of the internal structure of words, and to the theoretical issues raised by analyses of word structure concerning the organization ... More


PROLOGUE: THE STUDY OF A SUFFIX

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the subject matter of this book, namely, word formation in Ancient Greek. The study will look at the morphological and semantic characteristics of the s-stem ... More


The Neuter S‐stem Nouns

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The neuter s-stem nouns constitute one of the best established word formation categories in the Indo-European languages and it is certain that they are deep-rooted in the parent language itself. The ... More


Entering Language: The First Phase

Lorraine McCune

in How Children Learn to Learn Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177879
eISBN:
9780199870202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter addresses characteristics of the single-word period, including definitions applied in this book and some areas of current controversy in lexical development. Topics covered include ... More


Morphology: basic notions

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Morphology deals with the internal structure of words. Morphological rules specify how new words and word forms are formed and function as redundancy rules with respect to existing complex words in ... More


Soviet Yiddish word-formation

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses some significant features and types of Soviet Yiddish word-formation. Under the influence of Russian, Soviet Yiddish widely utilized univerbalization, that is, compressing a ... More


The monotonicity hypothesis

Andrew Koontz-Garboden

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the issue of what are possible and impossible word formation operations from a semantic perspective, exploring the Monotonicity Hypothesis, the idea, itself a consequence of ... More


In the Event of a Nominal

Hagit Borer

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper undertakes a detailed comparison of the properties of derived nominals with –ing with the properties of –ing Synthetic Compounds. Focusing on the presence of event structure and obligatory ... More


Semiproductivity and the place of word formation in grammar

Piusten Hacken

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In the discussion of morphology in his Parallel Architecture, Jackendoff (2002, 2010) does not distinguish between inflection and derivation, but only between productive and non-productive rules. In ... More


John Palsgrave’s description of French word-formation

Gabriele Stein

in Word Studies in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807377
eISBN:
9780191844997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807377.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

The comprehensive nature of John Palsgrave’s endeavour to analyse and describe the French language in Lesclarcissement de la langue francoyse (1530) also encompasses the formation of words. Whereas ... More


Lexical Constructionalization

Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale

in Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679898
eISBN:
9780191760075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679898.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the proposal that, like grammatical constructionalization, the development of lexical or contentful constructions involves both expansion and reduction. Expansion is illustrated ... More


Introduction—Words? What Words?

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense: Volume III: Taking Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199263936
eISBN:
9780191759017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263936.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an introduction to the book as a whole. It begins with a detailed critical review of historical approaches to Words, focusing, in particular, on the rationale for listedness and ... More


Inheritance and motivation in Construction Morphology

Geert Booij

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The basic question to be addressed in this chapter is: what is the status of the notions ‘inheritance’ and ‘default inheritance’ in the theoretical framework of Construction Morphology (CM)? This ... More


Conclusion

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The zeal displayed by Soviet Jewish authorities and those involved in language planning to combine the development of Yiddish culture with the objectives of Soviet totalitarian ideology, led, in the ... More


Term formation in a special language: how do words specify scientific concepts?

Kaarina Pitkänen-Heikkilä

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The article deals with the development of scientific vocabulary for botany in 19th century Finland. The first Finnish-language flora was published in 1860, and because of this a large number of new ... More


Prosodic status of morphemes in the lexicon: stress

Tomas Riad

in The Phonology of Swedish

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199543571
eISBN:
9780191747168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543571.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

A major theme of this book is the lexcial specification of prosodic information, and the consequences that this has for the understanding of word formation and the shape of the lexicon in Swedish. It ... More


The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Pius ten Hacken and Claire Thomas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

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 ... More


Peter Levins’ description of word-formation (1570)

Gabriele Stein

in Word Studies in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807377
eISBN:
9780191844997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807377.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

One of the most original English lexicographical ventures in the sixteenth century was Peter Levins’ Manipulus vocabulorum (1570). This is the first English rhyming dictionary. Some nine thousand ... More


Preliminaries

Geert Booij

in The Morphology of Dutch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838852
eISBN:
9780191874833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838852.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces a number of core concepts for morphology: the nature of morphological generalizations, paradigmatic word formation, productivity, the nature of the lexicon and lexicalization. ... More


Semantic coindexation: evidence from Portuguese derivation and compounding

Alexandra Soares Rodrigues and Graça Rio-Torto

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper tries to shed light on the following questions: How do words formed by word formation get their meaning? What are the factors involved and what is the balance between them? In accordance ... More


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