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Title: Französische Ereignisnominalisierungen [Nominalization of Events in French]
Subtitle: Abstrakte Bedeutung und regelhafte Wortbildung
Written By: Melanie Uth
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 540

In word formation, the French suffixes -ment and -age have similar meanings
(e.g. gonflement - swelling, gonflage - inflating). This book analyses the abstract
meaning of the two suffixes and shows their systematic differences at an
abstract semantic level. As its starting point it considers the speaker's
knowledge and the criteria by which these suffixes are used to form derivations.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Generative Linguistics
Language Change
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110259742
Pages: 322
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110259735
Pages: 322
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95