This study is the first systematic investigation of word-formation in the new varieties of English around the globe. The first part deals with theoretical questions and provides useful methodology. In the second part the findings drawn from eight sub-corpora of the International Corpus of English (ICE) are presented and analysed. The extent of use of the words examined, the number of new coinages and the text types are important parameters for an in-depth analysis of individual word-formation categories. Of key interest to lexicologists and dialectologists, this book provides a comprehensive examination of word-formation in New Englishes from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
Thomas Biermeier, born in Straubing in 1969, studied English, History and Social Sciences in Regensburg and Birmingham, England. He is a grammar school teacher and works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Regensburg.