Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation

Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation

Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation

Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation

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Many people have played a part in the writing of this book. First and foremost, I would like to thank Rüdiger Zimmermann, who has supported me as a mentor and friend over the past ten years and has promoted this project from the beginning. His help and encouragement has been simply invaluable.

Many thanks are due to Michael Job and Richard Wiese for their constant interest in my work and the many useful remarks on earlier drafts of the manuscript. I am also very grateful to Birgit Alber for the many discussions we had on phonological theory and for her detailed critical comments on various draft versions of chapters 6 and 7. Many other people provided useful comments or information at various stages of the project: Laurie Bauer, Geert Booij, Ellen Broselow, Harald Baayen, Heinz Giegerich, Martin Haspelmath, Martin Hummel, Bernd Kortmann, Jaap van Marie, Wolfgang Kehrein, Paul Kiparsky, Thomas Klein, Martin Neef, Renate Raffelsiefen, Franz Rainer, Elizabeth Traugott, the participants of the ‘Sprachwissenschaftliches Kolloquium’ at my university, the audiences at several conferences, and a number of anonymous reviewers. Many thanks to all of them. They are, of course, not responsible for the errors and follies that remain.

I am also grateful for the help provided at different stages of the project by our student assistants Marcus Callies, Stefan Hügel, Sabine Lappe, Birgit Sasse, Kristine Scholz and Christian Uffmann and our secretary Annette Heberle. Special thanks to Christian Uffmann for his assistance with the Cobuild word lists and to Stephanie Hellmuth for her helpful suggestions concerning my style. I also would like to thank the students in my seminars on word-formation who tentatively explored some of the terrain covered in this book.

Finally, I am grateful for the moral support I received from my friends and my family. Everyone always told me that I would be able to write this book, so that in the end I started believing it myself. Many thanks to Hannah, Jonas and Claudia for distracting me from my work, thereby helping me concentrate on it.

Marburg, October 1998

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