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English lexicogenesis

Author: D Gary Miller
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume investigates the processes by which novel words in English are coined, adopted, and adapted, such as affixation, compounding, and clipping. It looks at the interaction between word-forming operations, expressive morphology, and language play, and will appeal to all those interested in English etymology, lexicography, and morphology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Gary Miller
ISBN: 9780199689880 0199689881 0191004200 9780191004209
OCLC Number: 852830095
Description: xxii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theoretical assumptions --
Productivity and constraints --
Compounding --
New patterns of derivation --
Novel word crafting --
Metaphor and metonymy --
Folk etymology and tabu --
The cycle of expressivity --
Phonological form and abridgments --
Sound symbolism --
Clipping --
Blending --
Formative extraction, combining forms, and neoclassical compounding --
Reduplicative and conjunctive formations --
Core and expressive morphology: Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: D. Gary Miller.
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