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LINGUIST List 20.1523

Tue Apr 21 2009

Books: Morphology/Ling Theories: Fernández-Domínguez

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Productivity in English Word-formation: Fernández-Domínguez

Message 1: Productivity in English Word-formation: Fernández-Domínguez
Date: 20-Apr-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Productivity in English Word-formation: Fernández-Domínguez
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Title: Productivity in English Word-formation
Subtitle: An approach to N+N compounding
Series Title: European University Studies. Series 21: Linguistics. Vol. 341
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11808

Author: Jesús Fernández-Domínguez
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118083 Pages: 204 Price: U.S. $ 58.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118083 Pages: 204 Price: Europe EURO 40.70 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118083 Pages: 204 Price: U.K. £ 38.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118083 Pages: 204 Price: Europe EURO 41.80 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118083 Pages: 204 Price: Europe EURO 38.00
Abstract:

This book is a contribution to the study of morphological productivity,
that is, the property of word-formation processes whereby new words are
created to satisfy a naming need. It presents an up-to-date picture of this
phenomenon, characterising its major attributes and addressing neighbouring
theoretical concepts like availability, profitability or lexicalisation.
Links are also established between those notions and N+N compounding, a
word-formation process regarded as very productive but traditionally
overlooked in studies of this type. Unlike other productivity surveys,
mostly directed at affixation, a corpus of N+N compounds is here compiled
to which the mainstream models of productivity are applied. This allows to
detect the pros and cons of those proposals and to propose a model of
productivity. Two measures, Indicator of Profitability (p) and Trend of
Profitability (P), are introduced which can be applied across
word-formation processes and are able to compute their productivity based
on semantic categories.

Contents:

What is a Compound?: Major Features - Classical Standpoints - Noun
Compounds in Contemporary English - The Boundary between Morphology and
Syntax - What is Morphological Productivity?: Word-formation - Rudiments -
Factors Influencing Productivity - Gradation - Morphological Productivity
Measurement: Productivity as Analysable Words - Productivity as
Potentiality - Stekauer: the Onomasiological Approach - Neologism-based
counts - Relative Frequency and Phonotactics - A Model for Profitability.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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