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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Journal Title: Word Structure
Volume/Issue:   6 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: (


Informativity and analogy in English compound stress
Melanie J. Bell and Ingo Plag

Passive formation in Palestinian and Standard Arabic: Lexical vs. syntactic operations
Lior Laks

Compounding and its locus of realization: Evidence from Greek and Turkish
Angela Ralli

Review Articles:

Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels & Irene Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. With additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN-10 0–19-920899–9, ISBN-13 978–0-19–920899-9.
Julie Coleman

Susanne Mühleisen, Heterogeneity in word-formation patterns. A corpus-based analysis of suffixation with -ee and its productivity in English. (= Studies in Language Companion Series 118). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2010. xiv + 245pp. ISBN 978-90-272-0585-8 (hardback).
Pius ten Hacken


Rochelle Lieber, Introducing morphology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xii + 215pp. ISBN 978-0-521-71979-7 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-521-89549-1 (hardback).
Mark Aronoff

Braun, Maria. Word-formation and creolisation. The case of Early Sranan. (=Linguistische Arbeiten 517). Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 2009. x + 309pp. ISBN 978-3-484-30517-5 (paperback).
Antonietta Bisetto

Bowern, Claire, Bethwyn Evans & Luisa Miceli (eds.), Morphology and language history. In honour of Harold Koch. (= Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series IV – Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 298). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2008. x + 364pp. ISBN 978–90–272–4814–5 (hardback).
Jan Čermák

James P. Blevins & Juliette Blevins (eds.), Analogy in grammar. Form and acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv + 278pp. ISBN 978–0–19–954754–8 (hardback).
Wolfgang U. Dressler

Ray Jackendoff, Meaning and the lexicon: The Parallel Architecture 1975–2010. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xvi + 485pp. ISBN 978–0-19-956888–8 (paperback).
Wolfgang U. Dressler

Fradin, Bernard, Françoise Kerleroux & Marc Plénat (eds.), Aperçus de morphologie du français. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2009. 313pp. ISBN 978-2-84292-224-5.
Franz Rainer
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 24.4269