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Latin suffixal derivatives in English and their Indo-European ancestry

Author: D Gary Miller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
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This volume explores the rich variety of English words formed by the addition of one or more Latin suffixes, such as -ial, -able, and -id. It traces the histories of over 3,000 words, revealing the range of derivational patterns in Indo-European, Latin and English.
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Miller, D. Gary.
Latin suffixal derivatives in English and their Indo-European ancestry.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006016456
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Gary Miller
ISBN: 9781435618329 1435618327
OCLC Number: 427508588
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 386 pages).
Contents: Latin Sources and Periods; Dating and Other Conventions; Abbreviations; Bibliographical Abbreviations; 1 Derivation; 1.1 Basic assumptions; 1.2 Derivation and recursivity; 1.3 Conversion; 1.3.1 Denominal derivation in crosslinguistic perspective; 1.4 Constraints on derivation; 1.5 Backformation; 1.6 Productivity; 1.7 Derivational bases of the Latin verb; 1.8 The Asp head hypothesis; 1.9 Derivational parallels and parallel derivations; 1.10 Verbs and adjectives; 1.11 Types of states; 1.12 Changes of state; 1.13 Caland( -Wackernagel) stems; 1.14 States and activities. 1.15 Changes of state and different result states1.16 Accomplishments and achievements; 1.17 Conclusion; 2 Latin Non-Deverbal Nouns; 2.1 -(i)tās (> E -(i)ty) 'abstract or concrete entity'; 2.1.1 History and status in Latin; 2.1.2 The status of -ity in English; 2.1.3 Deadjectival formations; 2.1.4 Denominal formations; 2.2 -ia/-tia (> E -y/-ce) 'subjective-state trait'; 2.2.1 Deadjectival formations; 2.2.2 Miscellaneous formations; 2.2.3 Later Latin -ātia/-ācia; 2.2.4 Denominal derivatives in -(t)ia; 2.2.5 Derivatives from -a/ent- constructs (over fifty by c14); 2.2.6 Special -nt-ia formations. 2.3 -(i)tia (> E -ice) 'subjective-state trait'2.4 -(i)tūdō/-(i)tūdin- (> E -(i)tude) 'observable state'; 2.4.1 Regular formations; 2.4.2 Special formations; 2.5 -mōnium/-mōnia (> E -mony); 2.5.1 Deadjectival formations (mostly -mōnia); 2.5.2 Legal formations (mostly -mōnium); 2.5.3 Miscellaneous; 2.6 -(it)ium (> E -y; -e after c/g) 'practice of; office; position; place'; 2.6.1 Denominal formations; 2.6.2 Deadjectival formations; 2.6.3 Direct borrowings from Latin; 2.7 -ātus (> E -ate) 'office of ' (cf.-ship/-hood). 2.8 -āgō/-āgin- ( -ūgō/-ūgin-, -īgō/-īgin- ) (> E -ago (rarely -age)/-(a)gin- )2.8.1 -āgō/-āgin-; 2.8.2 -īgō/-īgin-; 2.8.3 -ūgō/-ūgin-; 2.9 Diminutives; 2.9.1 Diminutives in -ulus ( -olus after a vowel), -a, -um (> E -ole/-ule); 2.9.2 Diminutives in -culus, -a, -um (> E -cle/-cule); 2.9.3 Diminutives in -e/illus, -a, -um (> E -el/-le, -il); 3 Noun Suffixes on Verb Bases; 3.1 -or 'condition; state; result of'; 3.2 -ium (> E -ium/-y/-e [after c, g]): event noun; 'result of'; 3.2.1 Uncompounded deverbals in -ium; 3.2.2 Preverb-compounded deverbals in -ium; 3.2.3 Synthetic compounds in -ium. 3.3 -iō/-iōn- (> E -ion) 'act or result of'3.4 -men (> E -men/pl.-mina) 'means, instrument, result'; 3.5 -men-tum (> E -ment (um)) 'means, instrument, result'; 3.5.1 Borrowings into English; 3.6 Instrument nouns; 3.6.1 -bulum/-bula (> E -b(u)lum/-ble); 3.6.2 *-bro-/*-bra- (> E -brum/-bra) (Serbat 1975:90-137); 3.6.3 *-culo- (> E -culum/-cule/-cle)/*-cro- (> E -crum/-cre); 3.6.4 *-tro-/*-tra (> E -trum/-tra/-ter) (Serbat 1975:303-48); 3.7 -tor/-sor, fem.-trīx (> E -tor/-sor, fem.-trix/-trice) 'actor; agent'; 3.7.1 Deverbal agentive -sor; 3.7.2 Deverbal agentive -tor.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: D. Gary Miller.

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