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LINGUIST List 17.1764

Sun Jun 11 2006

Books: Morphology/Semantics: Botha

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Form and Meaning in Word Formation: Botha


Message 1: Form and Meaning in Word Formation: Botha
Date: 10-Jun-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Form and Meaning in Word Formation: Botha


Title: Form and Meaning in Word Formation
Subtitle: A Study of Afrikaans Reduplication
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026130

Author: Rudolf P. Botha
Hardback: ISBN: 0521352606 Pages: 197 Price: U.S. $ 75.00 Comment: Temporarily unavailable
Paperback: ISBN: 052102613X Pages: 197 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 052102613X Pages: 197 Price: U.S. $ 28.99
Abstract:

This study of reduplication in Afrikaans provides a unified and principled
analysis of an unusual and highly complex word formation process, shedding
new light on the scope and content of various fundamental lexicalist
principles of word formation. Surprisingly, Rudolf Botha concludes that the
principles involved in Afrikaans reduplication are not unique to Afrikaans,
as has often been thought, and are used by many other languages. Moreover,
the interpretation of Afrikaans reduplications depends on principles of
conceptual structure that are restricted neither to Afrikaans nor to the
interpretation of reduplications, thus supporting recent work on cognition
and meaning undertaken by Ray Jackendoff and other scholars.

In analysing the data, Professor Botha has also provided a concrete
illustration of how the Galilean style of linguistic inquiry can fruitfully
be applied in the study of word formation and meaning. The study thus
represents an important theoretical and methodological advance which will
be of as much interest for its method of inquiry and argumentation as for
the fresh insights it provides for scholars and researchers in the fields
of morphology, word formation and semantics.

Acknowledgements;
1. Introduction;
2. Formation;
3. Semantic interpretation;
4. Link-up;
5. Metascientific retrospection;
Notes;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Afrikaans (afr)

Written In: English (eng )

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