The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

28 Oct




Title: The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

Editor: Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Štekauer




Series Title: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

Published: 2014

Publisher: Oxford University Press Book URL:




The only handbook devoted exclusively to the topic of derivational morphology.

Draws on data from a wide range of language families.

Provides extensive coverage of both formal and semantic issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology is intended as a companion volume to the Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009), aiming to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Written by distinguished scholars, its 41 chapters are devoted to theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic issues, interdisciplinary connections, and detailed descriptions of derivational processes in a wide range of language families. It presents the reader with the current state of the art in the study of derivational morphology. The handbook begins with an overview and a consideration of definitional matters, distinguishing derivation from inflection on the one hand and compounding on the other. From a formal perspective, the handbook treats affixation (prefixation, suffixation, infixation, circumfixation, etc.), conversion, reduplication, root and pattern and other templatic processes, as well as prosodic and subtractive means of forming new words. From a semantic perspective, it looks at the processes that form various types of adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs, as well as evaluatives and the rarer processes that form function words. Chapters are devoted to issues of theory, methodology, the historical development of derivation, and to child language acquisition, sociolinguistic, experimental, and psycholinguistic approaches. The second half of the book surveys derivation in fifteen language families that are widely dispersed in terms of both geographical location and typological characteristics. It ends with a consideration of both areal tendencies in derivation and the issue of universals.





Morphologists of all theoretical stripes, as well as researchers and students in related fields of linguistics, including semantics, child language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.




Artemis Alexiadou, University of Stuttgart Mark Aronoff, Stony Brook University Harald Baayen, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington Juliette Blevins, CUNY Graduate Center Robert Blust, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Gabriela Caballero, University of California San Diego Karen Steffen Chung, National Taiwan University Eve V. Clark, Stanford University Denis Creissels, formerly of the University of Lyon Stewart Davis, Indiana University Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, University of Cologne Antonio Fábregas, University of Tromsø Bernd Heine, University of Cologne Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury Nathan Hill, SOAS, University of Londno Sharon Inkelas, University of California Berkeley Alana Johns, University of Toronto Ferenc Kiefer, formerly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Lívia Körtvélyessy, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Andrew Koontz-Garboden, University of Manchester Johanna Laakso, University of Vienna Rochelle Lieber, University of New Hampshire Mark Lindsay, Stony Brook University Verónica Nercesian, National University of Formosa Irina Nikolaeva, SOAS, University of London Susan Olsen, Humboldt University Berlin Mary Paster, Pomona College Sailaja Pingali, University of Hyderabad Franz Rainer, Vienna University of Economics and Business Keren Rice, University of Toronto Pauliina Saarinen, University of Canterbury Erin Shay, University of Colorado Boulder Jane Simpson, Australian National University Pavol Štekauer, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Gregory Stump, University of Kentucky Jackson T.-S. Sun, Academia Sinica Pius ten Hacken, Leopold Franzen University Innsbruck Carola Trips, University of Mannheim Natsuko Tsujimura, Indiana University Edward Vajda, Western Washington University Salvador Valera, University of Granada


Table of Contents:

Part I

1: Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Ŝtekauer: Introduction: The scope of the handbooks 2: Pius ten Hacken: Delineating derivation and inflection 3: Susan Olsen: Delineating derivation and compounding 4: Rochelle Lieber: Theoretical approaches to derivation 5: Mark Aronoff and Mark Lindsay: Productivity, blocking, and lexicalization 6: Rochelle Lieber: Methodological issues in studying derivation 7: Harald Baayen: Experimental and psycholinguistic approaches 8: Laurie Bauer: Concatenative derivation 9: Juliette Blevins: Infixation 10: Salvador Valera: Conversion 11: Sharon Inkelas: Non-concatenative derivation: Reduplication 12: Stuart Davis and Natsuko Tsujimura: Non-concatenative derivation: Other processes 13: Mary Paster: Allomorphy 14: Artemis Alexiadou: Nominal derivation 15: Andrew Koontz-Garboden: Verbal derivation 16: Antonio Fábregas: Adjectival and adverbial derivation 17: Livia Körtvélyessy: Evaluative derivation 18: Gregory Stump: Derivation and function words 19: Franz Rainer: Homophony versus polysemy in derivation 20: Pavol Ŝtekauer: Derivational paradigms 21: Pauliina Saarinen and Jennifer Hay: Affix ordering in derivation 22: Carola Trips: Derivation and historical change 23: Livia Körtvélyessy and Pavol Ŝtekauer: Derivation in a social context 24: Eve Clark: Acquisition of derivational morphology


Part II


25: Sailaja Pingali: Indo-European 26: Ferenc Kiefer and Johanna Laakso: Uralic 27: Irina Nikolaeva: Altaic 28: Edward J. Vajda: Yeniseian 29: Mark J. Alves: Mon-Khmer 30: Robert Blust: Austronesian 31: Denis Creissels: Niger-Congo 32: Erin Shay: Afro-Asiatic 33: Gerrit Dimmendaal: Nilo-Saharan 34: Karen Steffen Chung, Nathan W. Hill, and Jackson T.-S. Sun: Sino-Tibetan 35: Jane Simpson: Pama-Nyungan 36: Keren Rice: Athabaskan 37: Alana Johns: Eskimo-Aleut 38: Gabriela Caballero: Uto-Aztecan 39: Verónica Nercesian: Matacoan 40: Bernd Heine: Areal tendencies in derivation 41: Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Ŝtekauer: Universals in derivation




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