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This handbook comprises an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in word-formation. The five volumes contain 207 articles written by leading international scholars. The 16 sections of the handbook provide the reader in general articles and individual studies with a wide variety of perspectives. The final section contains 74 portraits of word-formation in the individual languages of Europe and offers an innovative perspective.If a lexeme has several stem alternants, word-formation rules may operate on more than one of them (see also sections 7.2aˆ’7.3). ... can have numerous affixes, and there are essentially two ways of accounting for the possible combinations: templates and hierarchical structures. ... Hierarchical structures can be generated by rewrite rules and are represented by tree diagrams or bracketings as in syntax .

Author:Peter O. Müller, Ingeborg Ohnheiser, Susan Olsen, Franz Rainer
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2015-03-30


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