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Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Evaluative Morphology from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443871600
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2015
  • Edition: 1st Unabridged
  • Pages: 277 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.25 x 1.0 inches


This book presents the results of the first interdisciplinary approach to evaluative morphology based on the intersection of evaluative morphology and areal typology, and provides the first large-scale typological research based on a sample of 200 different. Furthermore, it also represents the first work dealing with evaluative morphology as a feature of Standard Average European by comparing the SAE and world samples. Methodologically, it introduces the parameter of Evaluative Morphology Saturation, which identifies the richness of evaluative morphology in individual languages by reflecting the semantic, word-class and word-formation aspects of evaluative morphology. As such, this book provides a new and innovative approach to studying the semantics of evaluative morphology and evaluative-formation, represented by two cognitively founded models, a radial model of EM semantics and a model of evaluative formation. It is also the first contrastive psycholinguistic work that studies phonetic iconicity in evaluative morphology by way of experimental research into five different age groups of informants speaking three different languages.

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