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Books: Evaluatives in Grammar: Orozco

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Date: 29-Mar-2016
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Subject: Evaluatives in Grammar: Orozco
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Title: Evaluatives in Grammar
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology 29
Published: 2016
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

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Author: Inti Aedo Orozco
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862887033 Pages: 92 Price: Europe EURO 54.80

Evaluative morphemes (EVs) consist of the elements: diminutives, augmentatives, pejoratives and amelioratives. Although these elements are known to be derivations that express the values: small, big, bad, good; there are many EVs features neglected by common definitions. EVs can sometimes fulfil two different functions at the same time and even become part of the grammar of a language. How and what material EVs evolve from, decides how they are later embedded in a grammar. Three of those processes are illustrated in the development of EVs in three unrelated languages through, which Evaluative morphology could be subdivided in at least three different types.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng)

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