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Title: Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts
Edited By: JudithElaineMunat
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SFSL%2058
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 58
Description:

The coining of novel lexical items and the creative manipulation of
existing words and expressions is heavily dependent on contextual factors,
including the semantic, stylistic, textual and social environments in which
they occur. The twelve specialists contributing to this collection aim to
illuminate creativity in word formation with respect to functional
discourse roles, but also examine ‘critical creativity’ determined by
language policy, as well as diachronic phonetic variation in
creatively-coined words. The data, based either on large corpora or smaller
hand-collected samples, is drawn from advertising, the daily press,
electronic communication, literature, spoken interaction, cartoons, lexical
ontologies and style guides. Each study analyses novel formations in
relation to their contexts of use and inevitably leads to the crucial
question of creativity vs. productivity. By focussing on creative lexical
formations at the level of parole, these studies provide insights
into morphological theory at the level of langue, and ultimately
seek to explain lexical creativity as a function of language use.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027215677
ISBN-13: 9789027215673
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