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Words : Structure, Meaning, Function :  Structure, Meaning, Function - Christiane Dalton-Puffer

Words : Structure, Meaning, Function

Structure, Meaning, Function

By: Christiane Dalton-Puffer (Editor), Nikolaus Ritt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2000
ISBN: 9783110167931
Number Of Pages: 355
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The thematic connections between the articles assembled in this volume mirror the central and integrating role of "the word" in almost all matters linguistic. With formal and descriptive aspects of the word (in inflection and derivation) at the centre, the contributions branch out into phonology, syntax, pragmatics and, most importantly, semantics. In terms of languages the focus is mainly on English (synchronically and diachronically) but Hungarian, Polish and German are also considered among others. The theoretical focus lies on various aspects of language change on the one hand, and on morphological concepts such as productivity, or the morphological status of items on the other.

Tabula gratulatoria
Old Irish duilem 'maker, creator'p. 1
The importance of being Leofwine Hornp. 7
The desemanticisation of existential there in a synchronic-diachronic perspectivep. 19
Anti- and pro- in Indian Englishp. 35
The meaning of naked and a theory of metaphorp. 45
On contrastive word-formation: German and Hungarian denominal adjective formationp. 59
The greening of greeningp. 75
Middle English beck in the Midlands: the place-name evidencep. 87
Conceptual and semantic change in the history of Englishp. 95
Genitive case or determinative phrase? The status of 's forms in Modern Englishp. 111
Direction and location in Modern Irishp. 125
John Locke, semanticistp. 141
Thou in the history of English: a case for historical semantics or pragmatics?p. 153
Diminutives: an interface of word-formation, semantics and pragmaticsp. 165
Which end is your head on? Typological remarks on Modern Persianp. 175
Word-formation and (proper) names: a neglected fieldp. 187
Text condensation in the press: the case of compound adjectival premodifiersp. 205
On the semantics of English double modalsp. 217
The third-person singular -(E)S and -(E)TH revisited: the morphophonemic hypothesisp. 235
Paths of loan-word grammaticalisation: the case of according top. 249
The third person present plural in Shakespeare's First Folio: A case of interaction of morphology and syntax?p. 263
The function of word-formation and the case of English -cum-p. 277
What happened to Old English clitic pronouns and why?p. 289
Tall As He Was: On the meaning of complement-as-constructionsp. 307
Eyes and earsp. 323
Subject indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9783110167931
ISBN-10: 311016793X
Series: Trends in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 2000
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.68