Productivity in English Word-Formation: An Approach to N+N Compounding

Productivity in English Word-Formation: An Approach to N+N Compounding

by Jesus Fernandez-Dominguez


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039118083
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 04/04/2009
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Author: Jesús Fernández-Domínguez graduated in English Philology from the University of Jaén in 2004 and, since then, has studied English word-formation, with special attention to morphological productivity. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2008 with a European degree and is currently involved in a project on terminology at the University of Jaén.

Table of Contents

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 - Štekauer: the Onomasiological Approach - Neologism-based counts - Relative Frequency and Phonotactics - A Model for Profitability.

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