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Tue Jul 14 2015

Books: Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology: Grandi, Kortvelyessy (eds.)

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Date: 14-Jul-2015
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Subject: Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology: Grandi, Kortvelyessy (eds.)
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Title: Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology
Published: 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Editor: Nicola Grandi
Editor: Livia Kortvelyessy
Electronic: ISBN: 9780748681754 Pages: 752 Price: U.K. £ 150
Electronic: ISBN: 9780748681778 Pages: 752 Price: U.K. £ 150
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748681747 Pages: 752 Price: U.K. £ 150

Reviews and debates the latest theoretical approaches to evaluative morphology

With examples drawn from over 200 world languages, this ground-breaking volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of evaluative morphology. Offering an innovative approach to major theoretical questions, the Edinburgh Handbook analyses the field from a cross-linguistic perspective, considering semantic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects, as well as word-formation processes and evaluative morphology acquisition. Complementing the synchronic approach with a diachronic perspective, this study establishes a picture of intriguing diversity in evaluative morphology manifestations, and offers a comprehensive analysis of the situation in dozens of languages and language families.

Divided into 2 distinct parts, the handbook begins with 13 chapters discussing evaluative morphology in relation to areas such as pragmatics, semantics, linguistic universals and sociolinguistics. The second part is comprised of descriptive chapters, broken into the following subsets: Eurasia, South- East Asia and Oceania, Australia-New Guinea, Africa, North America and South America.

The Handbook features 3 separate indexes detailing languages, names, subjects.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
                            Japanese Family
                            Latin Subgroup
Areal Regions: African
East Asian
Near Eastern
South Asian
Western Europe
Native American

Written In: English (eng)

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