Evaluative Morphology in Georgian

Topadze, Manana (2015). Evaluative Morphology in Georgian. In: Grandi, Nicola; Livia, Kortvelyessy (eds.) Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

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With examples drawn from over 200 world languages, this ground-breaking volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of evaluative morphology. Offering an innovative approach to major theoretical questions, the Edinburgh Handbook analyses the field from a cross-linguistic perspective, considering semantic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic aspects, as well as word-formation processes and evaluative morphology acquisition. Complementing the synchronic approach with a diachronic perspective, this study establishes a picture of intriguing diversity in evaluative morphology manifestations, and offers a comprehensive analysis of the situation in dozens of languages and language families.

Divided into 2 distinct parts, the handbook begins with 13 chapters discussing evaluative morphology in relation to areas such as pragmatics, semantics, linguistic universals and sociolinguistics. The second part is comprised of descriptive chapters, broken into the following subsets: Eurasia, South- East Asia and Oceania, Australia-New Guinea, Africa, North America and South America.

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06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

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Topadze, Manana


400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages




Edinburgh University Press




Manana Topadze

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05 Sep 2014 09:52

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09 Feb 2016 16:48



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