LINGUIST List 31.1933

Thu Jun 11 2020

Books: Derivational Networks Across Languages: Körtvélyessy, Bagasheva, Štekauer (eds.)

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Date: 27-May-2020
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Subject: Derivational Networks Across Languages: Körtvélyessy, Bagasheva, Štekauer (eds.)
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Title: Derivational Networks Across Languages
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM], 340
Published: 2020
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Lívia Körtvélyessy
Editor: Alexandra Bagasheva
Editor: Pavol Štekauer
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110686494 Pages: 622 Price: U.S. $ 137.99

This pioneering research brings a new insight into derivational processes in terms of theory, method and typology.

Theoretically, it conceives of derivation as a three-dimensional system. Methodologically, it introduces a range of parameters for the evaluation of derivational networks, including the derivational role, combinability and blocking effects of semantic categories, the maximum derivational potential and its actualization in relation to simple underived words, and the maximum and average number of orders of derivation.

Each language-specific chapter has a unified structure, which made it possible to identify – in the final, typologically oriented chapter – the systematicity and regularity in developing derivational networks in a sample of forty European languages and in a few language genera and families. This is supported by considerations about the role of word-classes, morphological types, and the differences and similarities between word-formation processes of the languages belonging to the same genus/family.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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