Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation - A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis - Zeki Hamawand

Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation - A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis - Zeki Hamawand

De-verbal domains

Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation - A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis - Zeki Hamawand

Zeki Hamawand [+-]
University of Kirkuk and University of Sulaimani
Zeki Hamawand is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Kirkuk and a senior lecturer at the University of Sulaimani, Iraq. He is the author of several books including Atemporal Complement Clauses in English: A Cognitive Grammar Analysis (Lincom 2002), Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation: A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis (Equinox 2007), Morpho-Lexical Alternation in Noun Formation (Palgrave 2008), The semantics of English Negative Prefixes (Equinox 2009), and Morphology in English: Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar (Continuum 2011).

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This chapter probes the role of domains in the semantic description of de-verbal suffixes. In the course of the investigation, it attempts to substantiate two principles of CS. One principle is that the meaning of an expression is described on the basis of the domain it evokes. Applying this principle to morphology, I argue that the meaning of a suffix can best be defined by comparing it with other suffixes located in the same domain. Another principle is that the syntax of an expression is a reflection of the construal imposed on its content. Applying this principle to morphology, I argue that the morphological form of a composite adjective is determined by the construal the speaker employs to structure its content. To that end, the chapter is organised as follows. Section 1 reviews the issue of meaning in the main theories of thought. Section 2 introduces the domain approach, highlights its essence and pinpoints its importance to the description of adjectival suffi xes. Section 3 tackles the domain of voice and its morphological instantiations. Section 4 handles the domain of aspect and its morphological instantiations.

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Hamawand, Zeki . De-verbal domains. Suffixal Rivalry in Adjective Formation - A Cognitive-Corpus Analysis. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 87-130 Apr 2007. ISBN 9781845531812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=29333. Date accessed: 23 Jun 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.29333. Apr 2007

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