Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation

Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation

A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis

eBook - 2007
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This book deals with adjectival suffixes in English. Its scope of analysis is confined to the formation of adjective pairs that share a single root but end in different suffixes. Theoretically, the book adopts Cognitive Semantics and attempts to substantiate some of its tenets. One tenet is that a linguistic item is polysemous by nature. On this basis, the goal is to show that an adjectival suffix forms a category consisting of multiple senses, which gather.
Publisher: London : Equinox Pub., 2007
ISBN: 9781845535759
Characteristics: 1 online resource (268 pages)


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