The existence of words is usually taken for granted by the speakers of a language. To speak and understand a language means — among many other things — knowing the words of that language. The average speaker knows thousands of words, and new words enter our minds and our language on a daily basis. This book is about words. More specifically, it deals with the internal structure of complex words, i.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Joan Bresnan Editor. Stephen R. Anderson Editor. Providing an accessible introduction to the study of word-formation, this text focuses specifically on English. Assuming no prior linguistic knowledge, Ingo Plag explains the fundamentals of word-formation, demonstrating how morphemes--the elements of a word's internal structure--can function to relate words to other words, and to create new words.
Students are encouraged Providing an accessible introduction to the study of word-formation, this text focuses specifically on English. Students are encouraged to undertake their own morphological analysis of English words, and are introduced to the methodological tools for obtaining and analyzing relevant data.
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