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Title: Handbook of Word-Formation
Edited By: Pavol Štekauer
Rochelle Lieber
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 64

This volume traces the many strands of study in the field of word formation
that have developed since the seminal work of Marchand and Lees in the
In mapping the state of the art it avoids a biased approach by presenting
different, but mutually complementary frameworks within which research into
word formation has taken place. It covers the historical development of
theories of word formation within generative grammar, and affords a solid
introduction to the treatment of word formation in cognitive grammar,
natural morphology, optimality theory, Lexeme Morpheme Base Morphology,
onomasiological theory, and other recent frameworks. Each topic is
presented by an expert who has contributed significantly to the field. In
addition to surveying theoretical developments from both European and North
American perspectives, it looks specifically at individual English word
formation processes (derivation, compounding, conversion) and reviews some
of the ways in which they have been analyzed since Marchand's comprehensive
treatment nearly five decades ago.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402035950
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 470
Prices: U.K. £ 145.50
U.S. $ 249.00