Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts
This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."
Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Band 25
Serving as a basic introduction to the field of English morphology and word- formation, this book also tries to advance the state-of-the-art in this field in a number of respects. The author takes his readers gently through the basic notions in English morphology and word-formation and discusses problematic areas and definitorial questions. All chapters are approached systematically from three different angles focusing on structural, cognitive and sociopragmatic aspects of the field. In this way, new perspectives are opened particularly on the development and establishment of new complex words, on the cognitive functions of word-formation patterns and on the field of conversion.