LINGUIST List 26.5653

Sat Dec 19 2015

Books: Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Körtvélyessy

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Date: 16-Dec-2015
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Subject: Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Körtvélyessy
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Title: Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Author: Lívia Körtvélyessy
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443871600 Pages: 277 Price: U.K. £ 47.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443871600 Pages: 277 Price: U.S. $ 81.95

This book presents the results of the first interdisciplinary approach to evaluative morphology based on the intersection of evaluative morphology and areal typology, and provides the first large-scale typological research based on a sample of 200 languages. Furthermore, it also represents the first work dealing with evaluative morphology as a feature of Standard Average European by comparing the SAE and world samples. Methodologically, it introduces the parameter of Evaluative Morphology Saturation, which identifies the richness of evaluative morphology in individual languages by reflecting the semantic, word-class and word-formation aspects of evaluative morphology.

As such, this book provides a new and innovative approach to studying the semantics of evaluative morphology and evaluative-formation, represented by two cognitively founded models, a radial model of EM semantics and a model of evaluative formation. It is also the first contrastive psycholinguistic work that studies phonetic iconicity in evaluative morphology by way of experimental research into five different age groups of informants speaking three different languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng)

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