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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:53:20 +0000
From: baeskow <baeskowuni-wuppertal.de>
Subject: Morphology: Baeskow "Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen..."


New Dissertation Abstract

Institution: University of Wuppertal
Program: Department of English and American Studies
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2001

Author: Heike Baeskow 

Dissertation Title: 

Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen im Deutschen und
Englischen. Kontrastive Wortbildungsanalysen im Rahmen des
Minimalistischen Programms und unter Beruecksichtigung
sprachhistorischer Aspekte

Linguistic Field: 
Morphology, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

Subject Language: German,Standard, English

Dissertation Director 1: Gisa Rauh
Dissertation Director 2: Dieter Wolff


Dissertation Abstract: 

Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen im Deutschen und
Englischen. Kontrastive Wortbildungsanalysen im Rahmen des
Minimalistischen Programms und unter Beruecksichtigung
sprachhistorischer Aspekte. [Derived Personal Nouns of German and
English. Contrastive Analyses of Word-Formation Processes in a
Minimalist Framework Including Etymological Aspects.]

This study of derived personal nouns in German and English gives a
comprehensive description and detailed contrastive analysis of forms
in these two languages. It treats them unter four broad headings -
Nomina Agentis (e. g. Konstrukt-eur, Archiv-ar, Biolog-e; driv-er,
novel-ist, Shakespear-i-an), Nomina Patientis (e. g. Lehr-ling,
Examin-and, Stipendi-at; found-ling, employ-ee, festschrift-ee),
Nomina Qualitatis (e. g. Feig-ling, Grob-ian, Schlaff-i; weak-ling,
dull-ard, dear-y) and Nomina Originis (e. g. Schwed-e, Tibet-aner,
Doerf-ler; Mexic-an, Vienn-ese, Punjab-i) - and deals with both
synchronic and diachronic aspects. Consisting largely of fifteen
suffix studies, the book can be used as a source of reference and is
in this respect in the tradition of the handbooks on word-formation by
authors such als FLEISCHER or MARCHAND. However, the work also
develops and implements a modern theoretical framework for the
synchronic level of description, using a feature-based theory of
word-formation designed as a lexical component within CHOMSKYssss
Minimalist Program. It offers detailed analyses of word-formation
processes and extensive discussion of morphological problems such as
the semantics of denominal derivatives, the lexical representation of
borrowed morphemes, and the question of allomorphy. 

The thesis has been published as: 

Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen im Deutschen und
Englischen. Kontrastive Wortbildungsanalysen im Rahmen des
Minimalistischen Programms und unter Beruecksichtigung
sprachhistorischer Aspekte. Berlin [u. a.]: Walter de Gruyter 2002 (xx
+ 769 pp.)
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