Heterogeneity in word-formation patterns : a corpus-based analysis of suffixation with -ee and its productivity in English /

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Author / Creator:Muehleisen, Susanne.
Imprint:Amsterdam, the Netherlands ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 245 pages) : illustrations
Series:Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 118
Studies in language companion series ; v. 118.
Subject:English language -- Suffixes and prefixes.
English language -- Word formation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Morphology.
English language -- Suffixes and prefixes.
English language -- Word formation.
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URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11213751
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:Postulated word-formation rules often exclude formations that can nevertheless be found in actual usage. This book presents an in-depth investigation of a highly heterogeneous word-formation pattern in English: the formation of nouns by suffixation with -ee. Rather than relying on a single semantic or syntactic framework for analysis, the study combines diachronic, cognitive and language-contact perspectives in order to explain the diversity in the formation and establishment of -ee words. It also seeks to challenge previous measurements of productivity and proposes a new way to investigate th.
Other form:Print version: Muehleisen, Susanne. Heterogeneity in word-formation patterns. Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010 9789027205858
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Acknowledgments
  • 2. List of tables and figures
  • 3. List of abbreviations
  • 4. Chapter 1. Introduction
  • 5. Chapter 2. Phonological, syntactic and semantic constraints on the formation of -ee words
  • 6. Chapter 3. The career of -ee words
  • 7. Chapter 4. Morphology and the lexicon
  • 8. Chapter 5. A corpus-based analysis of 1,000 potential new -ee words
  • 9. Chapter 6. -ee words in varieties of English
  • 10. Conclusion. On the study of an individual word-formation pattern
  • 11. Works cited
  • 12. Appendix 1. Documentation of established -ee words with their citation sources
  • 13. Appendix 2. Quantitative analysis of 1,000 potential -ee words (Web-search, February-June 2005)
  • 14. Name index
  • 15. Subject index