Word-Formation across Languages

Research into cross-linguistic aspects and typology of word-formation has not been paid relevant and systematic attention by morphologists, and only a few articles dealing with various word-formation issues of this kind appear in journals. The chapters in this volume address this issue by discussing, on contrastive principles, important questions of word-formation in a sample of 26 languages. The focus of the book, as a whole, is on typological features of word-formation in the languages sampled. It is aimed at researchers that have an interest in word-formation in a variety of languages.

Lívia Körtvélyessy graduated in English and German Philology in 1996, and was awarded her PhD at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, in 2008. In the same year, she became a member of the Department of British and American Studies at P.J. Šafárik University, Slovakia. Her fields of expertise are evaluative morphology, word formation and linguistic typology. Her main publications include Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective (2015).

Pavol Štekauer is Professor of English Linguistics at P.J. Šafárik University, Slovakia. His research takes an onomasiological approach to word-formation, sociolinguistic aspects of word-formation, meaning predictability of complex words, and cross-linguistic research into word-formation. He is the author of A Theory of Conversion in English (1996) and co-editor of Handbook of Word-formation (2005).

Salvador Valera is Senior Lecturer at the University of Granada, Spain, and teaches regularly at Košice, Slovakia. He has supervised a number of PhD projects and organised several international events in Spain and abroad since 2002. He has authored and edited a number of papers and books, including Word Structure.

"The volume covers a wide range of word formation phenomena in various languages (i.e. Bulgarian, Polish, Egyptian-Arabic, Modern Greek, Danish, Cherokee, Swedish, Latvian, Murui, Mandarin, Italian, Finnish, Japanese, Hungarian). The chapters are well-referenced, and the analyses are well-supported by data and arguments. [...] The book will be of interest to researchers working in language-specific or word formation-specific phenomena."

Alexandra Galani Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Ioannina LINGUIST List 28.3574

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ISBN: 1-4438-9962-3

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Release Date: 9th December 2016

Pages: 435

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