Morphology and Lexical Semantics
By (author) Rochelle Lieber
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Morphology and Lexical Semantics by Rochelle Lieber
Book DescriptionMorphology and Lexical Semantics explores the meanings of morphemes and how they combine to form the meanings of complex words, including derived words (writer, unionise), compounds (dog bed, truck driver) and words formed by conversion. Rochelle Lieber discusses the lexical semantics of word formation in a systematic way, allowing the reader to explore the nature of affixal polysemy, the reasons why there are multiple affixes with the same function and the issues of mismatch between form and meaning in word formation. Using a series of case studies from English, this book develops and justifies the theoretical apparatus necessary for raising and answering many questions about the semantics of word formation. Distinguishing between a lexical semantic skeleton that is featural and hierarchically organised and a lexical semantic body that is holistic, it shows how the semantics of word formation has a paradigmatic character.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521100434
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rochelle Lieber
English Nouns, Paperback (October 2016)
English Nouns explores the mechanisms by which English nominalizations come to have a variety of readings depending on their syntactic context.
Introducing Morphology, Hardback (October 2015)
A lively introduction to morphology, this second edition textbook has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises.
Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology, Paperback (August 2015)
The first comprehensive description of English word formation covers inflection and derivation, compounding, conversion, and minor processes such as subtractive morphology. It combines theory-neutral presentation of data with theoretically informed analysis. Winner of the 2015 Bloomfield Book Award and written by three outstanding scholars.
Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by Rochelle Lieber
This book provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Chapters cover theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic issues, interdisciplinary connections, and detailed descriptions of derivational processes in a wide range of language families.
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Author Biography - Rochelle Lieber
Rochelle Lieber is Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.
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