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An introduction to English morphology : words and their structure

Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2002.
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"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."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Introduction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
ISBN: 0748613269 9780748613267 0748613277 9780748613274
OCLC Number: 59486828
Description: viii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Words, sentences and dictionaries --
3. word and its parts: roots, affixes and their shapes --
4. word and its forms inflection --
5. word and its relatives: derivation --
6. Compound words, blends and phrasal words --
7. word and its structure --
8. Productivity --
9. historical sources of English word formation --
10. Conclusion: words in English and in languages generally.
Responsibility: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy.
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