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Word-Formation in English

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  • Author: Ingo Plag, Universität-Gesamthochschule Siegen, Germany
  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521819596

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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.

    • Unique among its competitors in its problem-orientated, task-based didactic approach
    • Incorporates the most recent important empirical and theoretical developments in the field of word-formation
    • It is not restricted to a particular theory or framework but is based on various research traditions
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    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521819596
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 23 tables 37 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

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    Ingo Plag, Universität-Gesamthochschule Siegen, Germany
    Ingo Plag is Professor of English Linguistics in the department of Linguistics, Literary and Media Studies at the University of Siegen.

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