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Author Arndt-Lappe, Sabine.

Title Expanding the Lexicon : Linguistic Innovation, Morphological Productivity, and Ludicity.

Publication Info. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (310 pages).
Series The Dynamics of Wordplay ; v. 5
Dynamics of wordplay.
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Contents Intro; Contents; Expanding the Lexicon: At the crossroads of innovation, productivity, and ludicity; I. Linguistic Innovation; Expanding the lexicon through formulaic patterns; Complex words in the early medieval Leges Barbarorum and their contribution to expanding the Old High German lexicon; Free usage of German unique components; II. Morphological Productivity; The phonetics of newly derived words: Testing the effect of morphological segmentability on affix duration; How stress reflects meaning; Expanding the lexicon by truncation: Variability, recoverability, and productivity.
III. LudicityApproaching wordplay from the angle of phonology and phonetics â#x80;#x93; examples from German; Playful nonce-formations in French: Creativity and productivity; Ludicity in lexical innovation (I) â#x80;#x93; French; Ludicity in lexical innovation (II) â#x80;#x93; German; Appendix; List of Abstracts / Liste des résumés; List of Contributors and Editors; Index.
Summary The creation of new lexical units and patterns has been studied in different research frameworks, focusing on either system-internal or system-external aspects, from which no comprehensive view has emerged. The volume aims to fill this gap by studying dynamic processes in the lexicon - understood in a wide sense as not being necessarily limited to the word level - by bringing together approaches directed to morphological productivity as well as approaches analyzing general types of lexical innovation and the role of discourse-related factors. The papers deal with ongoing changes as well as with historical processes of change in different languages and reflect on patterns and specific subtypes of lexical innovation as well as on their external conditions and the speakers' motivations for innovating. Moreover, the diffusion and conventionalization of innovations will be addressed. In this way, the volume contributes to understanding the complex interplay of structural, cognitive and functional factors in the lexicon as a highly dynamic domain.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Discourse.
Diskurs (Königstein im Taunus, Germany)
Lexical Change.
Lexikalischer Wandel.
Linguistic Innovation.
Sprachliche Innovation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.
Added Author Braun, Angelika.
Moulin, Claudine, 1962-
Winter-Froemel, Esme.
Other Form: Print version: Arndt-Lappe, Sabine. Expanding the Lexicon : Linguistic Innovation, Morphological Productivity, and Ludicity. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2018 9783110500844
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