英語における楽器用語の形態論(社会科学系)  [in Japanese] Morphology of Nouns Expressing Musical Instruments in English  [in Japanese]

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In English we choose, as a suffix, either '-er' or '-ist', deriving the player noun from a noun expressing a musical instrument. From my analysis of this derivation, it can be assumed that there are close relations between the history of each musical instrument and the choice of the suffix. Both '-er' and '-ist' have a high competence in word formation, and in some cases, the form in '-ist' approaches closely to the agent-noun in '-er', but the semantic difference must be distinguished by the more professional sense which it implies. In addition, I suggest a possibility that a 'static' musical instrument noun can change into a 'dynamic' one through the '-er' addition to the noun, which leads to the verbalization of the noun.

Journal

  • Bulletin of Osaka Prefectural College of Health Sciences

    Bulletin of Osaka Prefectural College of Health Sciences (4), 83-89, 1999-01-29

    Osaka Prefecture University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110001060410
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10509373
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • ISSN
    1341-6421
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS  IR 
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