Morphological Productivity available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the findings for morphology to syntax and phonology. Bringing together the results of twenty years' work in the field, it provides new insights and considers a wide range of linguistic and psycholinguistic evidence.
About the Author
Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at the Victoria University of Wellington.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. A historical conspectus; 3. Fundamental notions; 4. Psycholinguistic evidence about productivity; 5. Scalar productivity; 6. Exemplification; 7. Conclusion; References; Indexes.