Marion Schulte

The Semantics of Derivational Morphology

A Synchronic and Diachronic Investigation of the Suffixes -age and -ery in English
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This book presents a synchronic and diachronic
investigation of two derivational English affixes. The
suffixes -age and -ery are analysed on the basis of
dictionary and corpus data and an adapted semantic
map method is introduced as a new way of accounting
for the semantic structure of derivatives. This
study shows that the semantic structure of morphological
categories can change signi ficantly over time,
and that semantic maps can represent this change in
a straightforward manner. The semantic maps visualise
the relations and interdependencies of the readings
expressed by derivatives, which leads to a new
understanding of the semantic complexity of these

1 Introduction
2 Affixes and Meaning
3 Accounting for the Semantics of Grammatical Categories
4 Adapted Semantic Map Model
5 Dictionary Investigation of -age and -ery Derivatives
6 Corpus Investigation of -age and -ery Derivatives
7 Conclusion
8 References
9 Appendix

Marion Schulte lehrt Englische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Bielefeld.
Mehr Informationen
ISBN 978-3-8233-6963-9
EAN 9783823369639
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 245
Format kartoniert
Ausgabename 16963
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Marion Schulte
Erscheinungsdatum 15.07.2015
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage