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Title: Word-Formation in the World's Languages
Subtitle: A Typological Survey
Written By: Pavol Štekauer
Salvador Valera Hernández
Lívia Kőrtvélyessy

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

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521765343
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
U.S. $ 105.00