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A preliminary typology of emotional connotations in morphological diminutives and augmentatives

Ponsonnet, Maïa


This article presents a preliminary typology of emotional connotations in evaluative morphology, starting with diminutives and augmentatives. I inventory the emotional meanings and connotations found in a sample of nineteen languages for diminutives, and nine languages plus a few additional regional studies for augmentatives. Given the small size of the samples, this typology can only remain preliminary, but it does highlight a number of points. Across languages and continents, diminutives can...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Language
DOI: 10.1075/sl.00002.pon


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