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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag


This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British National Corpus, it provides a comprehensive treatment of contemporary English morphology that includes both inflection and word-formation. It covers not only well-studied topics such as compounding, conversion, and the inflection and derivation of nouns and verbs, but also areas that have received less scholarly attention, such as the formation of adjectives, locatives, negatives, evaluatives, neoclassical compounds ... More

Keywords: morphology, inflection, derivation, word-formation, conversion, compounding, blend, blocking, productivity, corpus

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747062
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurie Bauer, author
Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington

Rochelle Lieber, author
Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire

Ingo Plag, author
Ingo Plag is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Dusseldorf

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