Introduction to English Morphology Words and Their Structure

ISBN-10: 0748613269
ISBN-13: 9780748613267
Edition: 2001
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Description: What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the various ways in which words are related to one another, and shows how the history of the English language has affected word structure. Topics include: words, sentences and dictionaries; a word and its parts (roots and affixes); a word and its forms (inflection); a word and its relatives (derivation); compound words; word structure; productivity; and the historical sources of English word formation.

Introduction
Words, sentences and dictionaries
A word and its parts: root, affixes and their shape
A word and its forms: inflection
A word and its relatives: derivation
Compound words, blends and phrasal words
A words and its structure Productivity Conclusion
Words in English and in languages generally

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