This book is the second edition of a highly successful introduction to the study of word formation that is the ways in which new words are built on the bases of other words eg happy happy ness focusing on english. English word formation by bauer english word formation cambridge textbooks in linguistics english word formation cambridge textbooks in linguistics bauer laurie published by cambridge university press isbn 10 0521284929 isbn 13 9780521284929 new. Word formation in english ingo plag p cm cambridge textbooks in linguistics includes bibliographical references p and indexes isbn 0 521 81959 8 hardback isbn 0 521 52563 2 paperback 1 english language word formation the nature of the word as a linguistic unit think of stress in many languages. This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the study of word formation that is the ways in which new words are built on the bases of other words eg happy happy ness focusing on english the books didactic aim is to enable students with little or no prior linguistic knowledge to do their own practical analyses of complex words. A survey of the types of word formation found in english is also included some background in linguistics is assumed but students of linguistics and english language with no previous knowledge of word formation or of morphology at all will find english word formation an accessible and stimulating textbook show more
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