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Form And Meaning in Word Formation : A Study of Afrikaans Reduplication (Paperback)

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This study provides a unified analysis of reduplication, a highly complex word formation process, in Afrikaans. Botha concludes that the reduplication principles at work in Afrikaans are not unique to that tongue and, in fact, that they are used by many other languages. Furthermore, Botha shows that neither special conceptual structures nor even standard reduplication procedures are needed to interpret Afrikaans reduplication, thus supporting recent work in cognition by Ray Jackendoff and other scholars. The book's analysis provides concrete illustration of Galilean linguistic inquiry at work in the study of word formation and meaning. Botha's study is theoretically and methodologically advanced and will be as interesting for its arguments as for its findings in the fields of morphology, word formation, and semantics.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521026130
SKU 202532749
Format Paperback
ISBN10 052102613X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0200
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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