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|Question:||My question is: Is there such a thing as An English Dictionary of Morphemes. I have looked in several libraries trying to find such a dictionary so that I can continue my research. So far, I have not come across any such compilation. If there is no such kind of dictionary, there might be a particular textbook partially devoted to the subject? Thank You Steve|
|Reply:||Hi, Steve, In addition to the sources already suggested, you might try Ljung, Magnus. 1974. A Frequency Dictionary of English Morphemes. (This one is useful but not quite complete.) The 'standard' book on English suffixes is: Marchand, Hans. 1969. The categories and types of present-day English word-formation: A synchronic- diachronic approach. Munich: Beck. (rather huge and very useful) I'd also recommend using Wikipedia, and 'snooping' around under various headings. Unlike some other respondents, I'd love to get my hands on such books (and I have). I hope this is helpful. Feel free to contact me with further questions. Jim James L. Fidelholtz Graduate Program in Language Sciences Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Benem'erita Universidad Aut'onoma de Puebla, M'EXICO|
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