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Introduction to English Morphology : Words and Their Structure - (Hardcover)

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What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the various ways in which words are related to one another, and shows how the history of the English language has affected word structure.Topics include: words, sentences and dictionaries; a word and its parts (roots and affixes); a word and its forms (inflection); a word and its relatives (derivation); compound words; word structure; productivity; and the historical sources of English word formation.Requiring no prior linguistic training, this textbook is suitable for undergraduate students of English - literature or language - and provides a sound basis for further linguistic study.
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2018
TCIN: 53420658
UPC: 9781474428965
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-3773
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