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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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Size, quantity, and attitude

Size, quantity, and attitude

(p.385) Chapter 18 Size, quantity, and attitude
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers morphological ways of marking size, frequency, and quantity. The pertinent expressions are also often used to show attitude or evaluation and therefore they are all treated in one chapter. The chapter looks at evaluatives such as affixal diminutives, affixal hypocoristics and clippings, augmentatives, reduplication, and expletive insertion. It also treats affixes that convey non-evaluative attitude and affixes concerned with quantity and measure. The chapter concludes with a description of the morphology of English numbers.

Keywords:   size, frequency, quantity, evaluation, diminutive, augmentative, hypocoristic, clipping, measure, number, expletive insertion, competition, reduplication

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