Derivation in Middle English

By: Anne-Christine Gardner

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Focusing on deadjectival and denominal formations, this study traces developments in the frequenqy and productivity of twelve abstract-noun forming suffixes of Germanic and Romance origin on the basis of selected corpora, including the iLinguistic Atlas of Early Middle English/i, the iMiddle English Grammar Corpus/i and the iPenn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English/i. The study reveals that during the period under investigation the suffixes are not differentiated semantically in a systematic manner; rather, the occurrence of a particular suffix can be influenced by stylistic factors such as rhyme or structural parallelism and generally reflects the suffix usage typical of a specific region and/or text type at a particular point in time. Printed Pages: 289.

Title: Derivation in Middle English

Author Name: Anne-Christine Gardner

Categories: Linguistics,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2014

ISBN: 951904048X

ISBN 13: 9789519040486

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116207

Keywords: Derivation in Middle English Anne-Christine Gardner