Although the illustrative material is drawn principally from English, general points are illustrated with a variety of languages to provide a new perspective on a confused and often controversial field of study.
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Some basic concepts; 3. Lexicalization; 4. Productivity; 5. Phonological issues in word-formation; 6. Syntactic and semantic issues in word-formation; 7. An outline of English word-formation; 8. Theory and practice; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography and citation index; Index.