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LINGUIST List 23.2151

Thu May 03 2012

Books: Word-Formation in the World's Languages: Štekauer, Valera, Kőrtvélyessy

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Date: 01-May-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Word-Formation in the World's Languages: Štekauer, Valera, Kőrtvélyessy
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Title: Word-Formation in the World's Languages
Subtitle: A Typological Survey
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Pavol Štekauer
Author: Salvador Valera
Author: Lívia Kőrtvélyessy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521765343 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521765343 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 105.00
Abstract:

A pioneering book establishing the foundations for research into word-formation
typology and tendencies. It fills a gap in cross-linguistic research by being the
first systematic survey of the word-formation of the world's languages. Drawing
on over 1500 examples from fifty-five languages, it provides a wider global
representation than any other volume. This data, from twenty-eight language
families and forty-five language genera, reveals associations between word-
formation processes in genetically and geographically distinct languages. Data
presentation from two complementary perspectives, semasiological and
onomasiological, shows both the basic functions of individual word-formation
processes and the ways of expressing selected cognitive categories. Language
data was gathered by way of detailed questionnaires completed by over eighty
leading experts on the languages discussed. The book is aimed at academic
researchers and graduate students in language typology, linguistic fieldwork and
morphology.

Introduction; Part I. The Field of Word-Formation: 1. The scope of word-
formation; 2. Word-formation vs syntax; Part II. Cross-Linguistic Analysis: 3.
Word-formation processes combining free morphemes; 4. Word-formation
processes with bound morphemes; 5. Word-formation without addition of
derivational material and subtractive word-formation; 6. An onomasiological
description; 7. Results and discussion.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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