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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 adverbs

Derived adverbs

(p.322) Chapter 15 Derived adverbs
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the ways in which adverbs are formed in English. Two possibly controversial theoretical assumptions are discussed, namely that adverbs are a separate category from adjectives, and that the affixation involved in creating adverbs is a matter of derivation rather than inflection. The categorial issue is taken up first, and then the specifics of adverb-forming processes in English. Although the formation of adverbs is far less central to English word-formation than the other major types considered, there are nevertheless some interesting questions. These include the phonological conditioning of the -ly affix, the analysis of forms like -ways, and the status and semantics of ‑wise.

Keywords:   derived adverb, derivation, inflection, affixation, conversion

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