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LINGUIST List 18.1611

Mon May 28 2007

Books: Semantics: Hamawand

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Janet Joyce, Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: Hamawand

Message 1: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: Hamawand
Date: 20-May-2007
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: Hamawand

Title: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation
Subtitle: A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis
Published: 2007
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

Author: Zeki Hamawand
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 55
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 95
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 25 Comment: US $45
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 45

This book deals with adjectival suffixes in English. Its scope of analysis is
confined to the formation of adjective pairs that share a single root but end in
different suffixes. Theoretically, the book adopts Cognitive Semantics and
attempts to substantiate some of its tenets. One tenet is that a linguistic
item is polysemous by nature. On this basis, the goal is to show that an
adjectival suffix forms a category consisting of multiple senses, which
gather around a centre. Another tenet is that the meaning of a linguistic item
is described relative to the domain of knowledge to which it belongs. In this
respect, the goal is to group the adjectival suffixes into sets, where they
stand for one concept but differ in the specifics. A further tenet is that the
use of a linguistic item is governed by the particular construal imposed on its
content. In this regard, the goal is show that no two adjectives are
synonymous even if they share the same root or look similar. They differ, as
evidenced by corpus data, in terms of the alternate ways the speaker
construes their common root. Empirically, the book adopts Corpus
Linguistics, which helps to identify the distinctive collocates associated with
the members of an adjective pair and, consequently, reveal the subtle
differences in meaning between them.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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