Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their by D. Gary Miller

By D. Gary Miller

this can be the fullest account ever released of Latin suffixes in English. It explores the wealthy number of English phrases shaped via the addition of 1 or extra Latin suffixes, similar to -ial, -able, -ability, -ible, and -id. It strains the histories of over 3,000 phrases, revealing the variety of derivational styles in Indo-European, Latin, and English. It describes different types of suffixes, exhibits how they entered English through varied channels at assorted occasions, and
considers the complexity of pageant among local and borrowed kinds. the writer examines postclassical, medieval, and early sleek Latin derivatives, and demonstrates that Latin continues to be, and sure to stay, a efficient resource of English phrases. He lines the suffixes again to their
Proto-Indo-European origins and offers copious examples for each element of his discussion.

Professor Miller's cutting edge booklet makes a major contribution to the historical past of either English and Latin morphology and etymology, in addition to to the heritage of suffixal derivation in Indo-European. it's going to curiosity students and scholars of comparative morphology, old and comparative linguistics, etymology, and lexicography.

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