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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology$
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Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001

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Derived nouns: quality, collective, and other abstracts

Derived nouns: quality, collective, and other abstracts

(p.245) Chapter 12 Derived nouns: quality, collective, and other abstracts
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with affixes whose primary purpose is to derive nouns other than event/state/result nouns or personal/participant nouns. Among these are affixes that create abstract and collective nouns of various sorts, including -ness, -ity, -dom, -ship, -hood, -ery, -ia, -y, -ana,and -age. The chapter also looks at the suffix -ism, which has a more specific meaning than the purely abstract or collective-forming affixes, but which nevertheless forms nouns that denote neither events nor participants in events. The first part of the chapter summarizes the formal properties of these derived nouns while the second part focuses on semantic issues.

Keywords:   derived noun, collective, abstract, location, suffixation

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