The Oxford Handbook of Compounding
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Oxford Handbook of Compounding by Rochelle Lieber
Book DescriptionThis book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the linguistics and psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families. Compounding is an effective way to create and express new meanings. Compound words are segmentable into their constituents so that new items can often be understood on first presentation. However, as keystone, keynote, and keyboard, and breadboard, sandwich-board, and mortarboard show, the relation between components is often far from straightforward. The question then arises, as to how far compound sequences are analysed at each encounter and how far they are stored in the brain as single lexical items? The nature and processing of compounds thus offer an unusually direct route to how language operates in the mind, as well as providing the means of investigating important aspects of morphology, and lexical semantics, and insights to child language acquisition and the organization of the mental lexicon. This book is the first to report on the state of the art on these and other central topics, including the classification and typology of compounds, and cross-linguistic research on the subject in different frameworks and from synchronic and diachronic perspectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199219872
(253mm x 177mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rochelle Lieber
English Nouns, Paperback (December 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 Linguistics in the English Department of the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of On the Organization of the Lexicon (1981), An Integrated Theory of Autosegmental Processes (1987), Deconstructing Morphology (1992), and Morphology and Lexical Semantics (2004). She is co-Editor in Chief of Blackwell's Language and Linguistics Compass. Pavol Stekauer is Professor of English linguistics in the Department of British and US Studies, Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia. He is the author of A Theory of Conversion in English (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996), An Onomasiological Theory of English Word-Formation (1998), and English Word-Formation: A History of Research (2000), and Meaning Predictability in Word-Formation (2005) Professor Lieber and Professor Stekauer are joint editors of A Handbook of Word-Formation (2005).
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