Author: A. P. Cowie
Paperback: ISBN: 9780194389235 Pages: 130 Price: U.K. £ 13.00
How do new words and new senses develop? Semantics describes the meaningful relationships between words and explains the processes, including metaphor, that lead to new words and senses. It describes the changes that simple words undergo to become complex words (derivatives and compounds) and explains the analysis of words into meaningful components.
Part of the Oxford Introductions to Language Study series. The series provides brief, clear introductions to the main areas of language study.