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LINGUIST List 22.4238

Thu Oct 27 2011

Books: Semantics: Charitonidis

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , Making Verbs Happen: Charitonidis


Message 1: Making Verbs Happen: Charitonidis
Date: 24-Oct-2011
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Making Verbs Happen: Charitonidis
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Title: Making Verbs Happen
Subtitle: Interviews on Greek Verb Endings
Series Title: Languages of the World 43
Published: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Book URL: http://lincom-shop.eu

Author: Chariton Charitonidis
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862881796 Pages: 60 Price: Europe EURO 44.80
Abstract:

The aim of this study is to give the semantic profile of the Greek verb-deriving
suffixes -íz(o), -én(o), -év(o), -ón(o), -(i)áz(o), and -ín(o), with a special account
of the ending -áo/-ó. The patterns presented are the result of an empirical
analysis of data extracted from extended interviews conducted with 28 native
Greek speakers in Athens, Greece in February 2009. Rochelle's Lieber's (2004)
morphological system is used as a theoretical framework.

The analysis suggests (i) a sign-based treatment of affixes, (ii) a vertical
preference structure in the semantic structure of the head suffixes which takes
into account the semantic make-up of the bases, and (iii) the integration of
socio-expressive meaning into verb structures.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern (ell)

Written In: English (eng )

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