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LINGUIST List 19.1517

Thu May 08 2008

Qs: Project of Research on Word-Formation

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        1.    Pascal Biesenbach, Project of Research on Word-Formation

Message 1: Project of Research on Word-Formation
Date: 05-May-2008
From: Pascal Biesenbach <hkrauhuni-wuppertal.de>
Subject: Project of Research on Word-Formation
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We are searching for neologisms which are the result of word-formation by
suffixation. The purpose of this research is the analysis of underlying
structures. The results of the sources employed so far (e.g. traditional
handbooks on word-formation, Dictionary of Neologisms, Reverse
Dictionaries, Research and Development Unit for English Studies RDUES)) are
not sufficient for setting up a representative corpus.

Our question: Is there a useful alternative to the works of reference
mentioned above, e.g. is there a way to get electronic access to neologisms
in English newspapers?

We would be grateful for a reply
Pascal Biesenbach

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

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