Présentation de l'éditeur
Many examples are given in context: recent writing and the records of OED on CD ROM are drawn on to demonstrate the relationship between spontaneous coinages and familiar items. The comprehensive coverage allows an instructive overview and comparison of patterns and of the many and diverse factors relevant to the notion of productivity. Throughout, the discussions are placed in the context of other recent and less recent work in the area and the book also contains a useful extensive bibliography.
Biographie de l'auteur
Valerie Adams is a Lecturer in the Department of English, University College London. Her previous publications include the books- An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation (1973) and with Randolph Quirk and Derek Davy, Old English Literature- A Practical Introduction (1975).