The development of '-free' and its competition with the suffix '-less': A corpus based study.

M Grabias
Standard grammars classify the combinations with –free as non-hyponymic adjective-centred compounds (Huddleston and Pullum 2002:1646). Górska (1994 and 2001) is the first to refer to them as derivatives and discuss their meaning relation with adjectives ending in –less. She proposes a cognitive differentiation between their formations, suggesting that they differ with regards to meaning evaluation and human participation as well as conceptual metaphors they express. She also suggests that the privative adjectives in English are...
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