LINGUIST List 15.2907

Thu Oct 14 2004

Books: Morphology/Semantics, English: Lieber

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber

Message 1: Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber

Date: 14-Oct-2004
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Morphology and Lexical Semantics: Lieber

Title: Morphology and Lexical Semantics
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 104

Published: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Rochelle Lieber, University of New Hampshire

Hardback: ISBN: 0521831717 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521831717 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521831717 Pages: 200 Price: AUS $ 150 Comment: inclusive of GST


Exploring the meanings of morphemes and how they combine to form the
meanings of complex words, this book examines derived words (writer,
unionize), compounds (dog bed, truck driver), and words formed by
conversion. Using a series of case studies from English, Rochelle Lieber
analyzes the lexical semantics of word formation in a systematic way. The
reader is able to explore the nature of affixal polysemy--the reasons why
there are multiple affixes with the same function, and the issues of
mismatch between form and meaning in word formation.

1. Features
2. Coindexation
3. The semantics of verb formation
4. Extending the system - location
5. Extending the system - quantity
6. Combinality and the correspondence between form and meaning
7. Where to go from here.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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