Cognitive Perspectives on Word Formation

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Alexander Onysko, Sascha Michel
Walter de Gruyter, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 431 pages
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The series provides a comprehensive forum for publications in linguistics covering the entire range of language, including its variation and variability in space and time, its acquisition, theories on the nature of human language in general, and descriptions of individual languages. The series welcomes publications addressing the state of the art of linguistics as a whole or of specific subfields, and publications that offer challenging new approaches to linguistics.

This volume is the first one to illuminate diverse aspects of word formation from cognitive perspectives. Guided by methodological pluralism, the contributions shed light on a variety of issues in word formation theory and on the interfaces between word formation and phraseology, phonology, and inflection. The majority of the studies focuses on individual types of word formation, reframing our understanding of these processes. Overall, the various contributions add to a yet marginal body of research in cognitive word formation and advance our awareness about the benefits of applying cognitive linguistic thoughts for investigating processes of lexical creation.

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Wordformation or word formation? The formation of complex
On the viability of cognitive morphology for explaining
Between phonology and morphology
Adjective + Noun constructions between syntax
Setting limits on creativity in the production and use
Hybrid compounding in German
Does love come from to love or to love from love? Why lexical
A challenge for usagebased
The influence of morphological structure on the processing
Harvesting and understanding online neologisms
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Alexander Onysko, Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria; Sascha Michel, Johannes Gutenberg Universitšt Mainz, Germany.

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