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Subject: 18.1611, Books: Semantics: Hamawand

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Date: 20-May-2007
From: Janet Joyce < jjoyce at equinoxpub.com >
Subject: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: Hamawand

 

	
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Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 10:03:27
From: Janet Joyce < jjoyce at equinoxpub.com >
Subject: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: Hamawand 
 



Title: Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation 
Subtitle: A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis 
Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
	   http://www.equinoxpub.com/
	
Author: Zeki Hamawand

Hardback: ISBN:  Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 55
Hardback: ISBN:  Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 95
Paperback: ISBN:  Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 25 Comment: US $45
Paperback: ISBN:  Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 45


Abstract:

This book deals with adjectival suffixes in English. Its scope of analysis is 
confined to the formation of adjective pairs that share a single root but end in 
different suffixes. Theoretically, the book adopts Cognitive Semantics and 
attempts to substantiate some of its tenets. One tenet is that a linguistic 
item is polysemous by nature. On this basis, the goal is to show that an 
adjectival suffix forms a category consisting of multiple senses, which 
gather around a centre. Another tenet is that the meaning of a linguistic item 
is described relative to the domain of knowledge to which it belongs. In this 
respect, the goal is to group the adjectival suffixes into sets, where they 
stand for one concept but differ in the specifics. A further tenet is that the 
use of a linguistic item is governed by the particular construal imposed on its 
content. In this regard, the goal is show that no two adjectives are 
synonymous even if they share the same root or look similar. They differ, as 
evidenced by corpus data, in terms of the alternate ways the speaker 
construes their common root. Empirically, the book adopts Corpus 
Linguistics, which helps to identify the distinctive collocates associated with 
the members of an adjective pair and, consequently, reveal the subtle 
differences in meaning between them. 



Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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