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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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Aims and structures

Aims and structures

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(p.2) (p.3) Chapter 1 Aims and structures
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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
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Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0001

This chapter sets out the basic goals of the volume. The volume is intended to be a comprehensive description of all aspects of English word-formation and inflection based on extensive exemplification from contemporary corpora. The descriptive chapters give equal attention to form and meaning. Although the focus of this volume is primarily descriptive, it also considers the implications of English morphology for various issues of morphological theory. The book is divided into five parts. After the introductory part there are parts devoted to inflection, derivation, compounding, interactions and theoretical themes, respectively.

Keywords:   word-formation, derivation, compounding, inflection, morphological theory

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