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LINGUIST List 18.3404

Fri Nov 16 2007

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology/Text&Corpus Ling: Balteiro

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        1.    Philipp Waelle, The Directionality of Conversion in English: Balteiro


Message 1: The Directionality of Conversion in English: Balteiro
Date: 14-Nov-2007
From: Philipp Waelle <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Directionality of Conversion in English: Balteiro
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Title: The Directionality of Conversion in English
Subtitle: A Dia-Synchronic Study
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication, Volume 59
Published: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11241

Author: Isabel Balteiro
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039112418 Pages: 276 Price: U.S. $ 62.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039112418 Pages: 276 Price: Europe EURO 53.10 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039112418 Pages: 276 Price: U.K. £ 31.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039112418 Pages: 276 Price: Europe EURO 48.30 Comment: incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039112418 Pages: 276 Price: Europe EURO 51.70 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Abstract:

This book describes three of the main problems that the word-formation
process known as conversion presents, namely those related to its
definition, its delimitation, and its directionality. The latter
constitutes, however, the main focus of the study, which is based on a
corpus of over seven hundred lexical units and, more specifically, on 231
actual noun-verb conversion pairs. Considering that directionality is
intrinsic to conversion, the main question is whether it is always possible
to establish the direction of conversion or whether it is possible to do so
only in some cases. Moreover, the study reveals what 'type' of
directionality is involved, that is, whether the process is unidirectional,
bidirectional or multi-directional. In order to answer these questions,
both diachronic (etymology and dates of first records) and synchronic
criteria (semantic dependence, restriction of usage, semantic range,
semantic pattern, phonetic shape, morphologic type, stress, and the
principle of relative markedness) are analysed and assessed.

Contents:

A problematic word-formation process - The directionality of conversion: a
review of previous interpretations - A dia-synchronic study of the
directionality of conversion.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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