Morphology and Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Studies in by Rochelle Lieber

By Rochelle Lieber

Morphology and Lexical Semantics explores the meanings of morphemes and the way they mix to shape the meanings of advanced phrases, together with derived phrases (writer, unionise), compounds (dog mattress, truck motive force) and phrases shaped by means of conversion. Rochelle Lieber discusses the lexical semantics of note formation in a scientific manner, permitting the reader to discover the character of affixal polysemy, the explanations why there are a number of affixes with a similar functionality and the problems of mismatch among shape and which means in observe formation. utilizing a sequence of case reports from English, this e-book develops and justifies the theoretical equipment beneficial for elevating and answering many questions about the semantics of be aware formation. Distinguishing among a lexical semantic skeleton that's featural and hierarchically organised and a lexical semantic physique that's holistic, it exhibits how the semantics of observe formation has a paradigmatic character.

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