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Author Lieber, Rochelle
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Language ♦ Linguistics
Subject Keyword Semantics ♦ Transposition ♦ Derivation ♦ Word formation ♦ English ♦ Linguistics (general) ♦ Comparative Linguistics ♦ Phonology ♦ Sign Language
Abstract Although morphologists typically agree on the definition of ‘transposition’ as word formation that changes syntactic category but does not affect the semantics of the base, I will argue that the implementation and application of the definition of ‘transposition’ gives rise to radically different treatments and radically different inventories of affixes or processes that count as transpositional. I will first explore two treatments of transposition in the literature, that of Beard (1995) and Spencer (2010, 2013), and then provide a detailed analysis of transposition within the framework of lexical semantic representation developed in Lieber (2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, forthcoming). I will argue that within a theory that is explicit about lexical semantic representations, there are actually very few affixes or processes that can be considered transpositional, the best candidate in English being conversion from noun to verb.
ISSN 18715621
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-04-01
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 18715656
Journal Morphology
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 4
Page Count 17
Starting Page 353
Ending Page 369

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