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LINGUIST List 20.344

Mon Feb 02 2009

Books: Morphology/Semantics: Lieber

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber

Message 1: Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber
Date: 29-Jan-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber
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Title: Morphology and Lexical Semantics
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 104
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Rochelle Lieber
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521100434 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521100434 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Exploring the meanings of morphemes and how they combine to form the
meanings of complex words, this book examines derived words (writer,
unionize), compounds (dog bed, truck driver), and words formed by
conversion. Using a series of case studies from English, Rochelle Lieber
analyzes the lexical semantics of word formation in a systematic way. The
reader is able to explore the nature of affixal polysemy-- the reasons why
there are multiple affixes with the same function, and the issues of
mismatch between form and meaning in word formation.

1. Features;
2. Co-indexation;
3. The semantics of verb formation;
4. Extending the system - location;
5. Extending the system - quantity;
6. Combinability and the correspondence between form and meaning;
7. Looking back, looking forward;

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng )

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