- Series Information
- The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Abbreviations
- Introduction: The Scope of the Handbook
- Delineating Derivation and Inflection
- Delineating Derivation and Compounding
- Theoretical Approaches to Derivation
- Productivity, Blocking, and Lexicalization
- Methodological Issues in Studying Derivation
- Experimental and Psycholinguistic Approaches
- Concatenative Derivation
- Non-Concatenative Derivation: Reduplication
- Non-Concatenative Derivation: Other Processes
- Nominal Derivation
- Verbal Derivation
- Adjectival and Adverbial Derivation
- Evaluative Derivation
- Derivation and Function Words
- Polysemy in Derivation
- Derivational Paradigms
- Affix Ordering in Derivation
- Derivation and Historical Change
- Derivation in a Social Context
- Acquisition of Derivational Morphology
- Areal Tendencies in Derivation
- Universals in Derivation
- Language Index
- Name Index
- Subject Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
While linguistic factors which affect the productivity of word-formation processes and rules have been extensively studied, it comes as a surprise that hardly any attention has been paid to sociolinguistic factors (age, gender, education, profession, language background) that affect either the formation or the interpretation of complex words. As a result, there are only a few publications dealing with the social aspects of derivational morphology. This chapter, therefore, maps the situation in this field and presents the available results.
Lívia Körtvélyessy graduated in English and German philology in 1996. She was awarded her PhD at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 2008. In the same year she became a member of the Department of British and American Studies at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice. Her fields of expertise are evaluative morphology, word formation and linguistic typology. She is an author of a monograph (published in Slovak) on the influence of sociolinguistic factors on word-formation, and is a co-editor (with Nicola Grandi) of Handbook of Evaluative Morphology (to appear in 2014 in Edinburgh University Press).
Pavol Štekauer is Professor of English linguistics at P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia. His research has focused on an onomasiological approach to word-formation, sociolinguistic aspects of word-formation, meaning predictability of complex words, and crosslinguistic research into wotrd-formation. He is the author of A Theory of Conversion in English (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996), An Onomasiological Theory of English Word-Formation (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1998), English Word-Formation. A History of Research (1960-1995). Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2000), and Meaning Predictability in Word-Formation (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins). He co-edited (with Rochelle Lieber) Handbook of Word-formation (Springer 2005) and Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009).
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