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The Resource English Lexicogenesis, D. Gary Miller

English Lexicogenesis, D. Gary Miller

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English Lexicogenesis
Title
English Lexicogenesis
Statement of responsibility
D. Gary Miller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
English Lexicogenesis investigates the processes by which novel words are coined in English, and how they are variously discarded or adopted, and frequently then adapted. Gary Miller looks at the roles of affixation, compounding, clipping, and blending in the history of lexicogenesis, including processes taking place right now. The first four chapters consider English morphology and the recent types of word formation in English: the first introduces the morphologicalterminology used in the work and the book's theoretical perspectives; chapter 2 discusses productivity and constraints on derivations; chapter 3 describes the basic typology of English compounds; and chapter 4 considers the role of particles in word formation and recent construct types specific to English. Chapters5 and 6 focus respectively on analogical and imaginative aspects of neologistic creation and the roles of metaphor and metonymy. In chapters 7 and 8 the author considers the influence of folk etymology and tabu, and the cycle of loss of expressivity and its renewal. After outlining the phonological structure of words and its role in word abridgements, he examines the acoustic and perceptual motivation of word forms. He then devotes four chapters to aspects and functions of truncation and toreduplicative and conjunctive formations. In the final chapter he looks at the relationship between core and expressive morphology and the role of punning and other forms of language play, before summarizing his arguments and findings and setting out avenues for future research
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Miller, D. Gary
Dewey number
422
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
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  • English language
  • English language
Label
English Lexicogenesis, D. Gary Miller
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""English Lexicogenesis""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Conception and scope""; ""Brief plan of the current work""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Dating and other conventions""; ""Bibliographical abbreviations""; ""General abbreviations""; ""1: Theoretical assumptions""; ""1.1 Basic phrase structure""; ""1.2 Word structure""; ""1.3 Inflection""; ""1.4 Deradical, denominal, and deverbal derivation""; ""1.5 Overt formatives""; ""1.5.1 Affixation""; ""1.5.2 Stem change""; ""1.5.3 Apophony/Ablaut""; ""1.5.4 Accent""; ""1.6 Conversion""
  • ""1.6.1 Conversion in (poly)synthetic languages""""1.7 Backformation""; ""1.8 Productivity""; ""1.9 Features and feature change""; ""1.10 Lexicalization""; ""1.11 Summary""; ""2: Productivity and constraints""; ""2.1 Blocking""; ""2.2 Phonological constraints""; ""2.2.1 The haplological constraint""; ""2.2.2 Stress clash""; ""2.2.3 The homophony constraint""; ""2.2.4 Dissimilatory constraint""; ""2.2.5 Arbitrary constraints""; ""2.3 Affixal restrictions""; ""2.4 Syntactic constraints""; ""2.5 Semantic constraints""; ""2.5.1 Thematic roles""
  • ""2.5.2 Manner/instrument verbs and dis- prefixation""""2.5.3 Stage- and individual-level predicates""; ""2.5.4 Avoid Synonymy""; ""2.6 Processing constraints""; ""2.7 Processing and recursion: What do speakers count?""; ""2.8 Turkish causatives""; ""2.9 Summary""; ""3: Compounding""; ""3.1 Core properties of compounds""; ""3.2 Synthetic compounds""; ""3.3 Endocentric compounds""; ""3.4 Exocentric compounds""; ""3.5 Dvandva (or copulative) compounds""; ""3.5.1 The order of dvandva constituents""; ""3.5.2 Summary of dvandva properties""; ""3.6 Appositional or identificational compounds""
  • ""3.7 Retronym formation""""3.8 Summary""; ""4: New patterns of derivation""; ""4.1 Particles""; ""4.2 Syntactic morphology""; ""4.2.1 Basic clausal architecture""; ""4.2.2 Preposition incorporation and left-adjunction""; ""4.2.3 Semantic representations and syntactic derivations""; ""4.3 Scalar/evaluative particles and P-V verbs""; ""4.4 V-P nouns""; ""4.4.1 V-P nouns with full argument structure""; ""4.4.2 V-P nouns with simpler argument structure""; ""4.5 The suffix -ee""; ""4.6 Double -er""; ""4.7 Deverbal -able and the laugh-at-able type""; ""4.8 Summary""; ""5: Novel word crafting""
  • ""5.1 Lexicogenesis""""5.2 Need is the mother of all invention-or is it?""; ""5.3 Analogical creations""; ""5.4 Puns""; ""5.5 Language play""; ""5.6 Figuresof speech and rhetorical devices""; ""5.7 Verbal art""; ""5.8 Art from the ordinary: P-stacking""; ""5.9 Summary""; ""6: Metaphor and metonymy""; ""6.1 Metaphor""; ""6.2 Metaphorical change""; ""6.3 Concrete abstract""; ""6.4 Metonymy""; ""6.5 Transferred epithet""; ""6.6 Pure metonymy""; ""6.7 Part-whole transfer (synecdoche)""; ""6.8 Transfer of characteristic (antonomasia, eponymy)""; ""6.9 English-specific eponymy""; ""6.10 Summary""
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9781306452304
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Label
English Lexicogenesis, D. Gary Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""English Lexicogenesis""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Conception and scope""; ""Brief plan of the current work""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Dating and other conventions""; ""Bibliographical abbreviations""; ""General abbreviations""; ""1: Theoretical assumptions""; ""1.1 Basic phrase structure""; ""1.2 Word structure""; ""1.3 Inflection""; ""1.4 Deradical, denominal, and deverbal derivation""; ""1.5 Overt formatives""; ""1.5.1 Affixation""; ""1.5.2 Stem change""; ""1.5.3 Apophony/Ablaut""; ""1.5.4 Accent""; ""1.6 Conversion""
  • ""1.6.1 Conversion in (poly)synthetic languages""""1.7 Backformation""; ""1.8 Productivity""; ""1.9 Features and feature change""; ""1.10 Lexicalization""; ""1.11 Summary""; ""2: Productivity and constraints""; ""2.1 Blocking""; ""2.2 Phonological constraints""; ""2.2.1 The haplological constraint""; ""2.2.2 Stress clash""; ""2.2.3 The homophony constraint""; ""2.2.4 Dissimilatory constraint""; ""2.2.5 Arbitrary constraints""; ""2.3 Affixal restrictions""; ""2.4 Syntactic constraints""; ""2.5 Semantic constraints""; ""2.5.1 Thematic roles""
  • ""2.5.2 Manner/instrument verbs and dis- prefixation""""2.5.3 Stage- and individual-level predicates""; ""2.5.4 Avoid Synonymy""; ""2.6 Processing constraints""; ""2.7 Processing and recursion: What do speakers count?""; ""2.8 Turkish causatives""; ""2.9 Summary""; ""3: Compounding""; ""3.1 Core properties of compounds""; ""3.2 Synthetic compounds""; ""3.3 Endocentric compounds""; ""3.4 Exocentric compounds""; ""3.5 Dvandva (or copulative) compounds""; ""3.5.1 The order of dvandva constituents""; ""3.5.2 Summary of dvandva properties""; ""3.6 Appositional or identificational compounds""
  • ""3.7 Retronym formation""""3.8 Summary""; ""4: New patterns of derivation""; ""4.1 Particles""; ""4.2 Syntactic morphology""; ""4.2.1 Basic clausal architecture""; ""4.2.2 Preposition incorporation and left-adjunction""; ""4.2.3 Semantic representations and syntactic derivations""; ""4.3 Scalar/evaluative particles and P-V verbs""; ""4.4 V-P nouns""; ""4.4.1 V-P nouns with full argument structure""; ""4.4.2 V-P nouns with simpler argument structure""; ""4.5 The suffix -ee""; ""4.6 Double -er""; ""4.7 Deverbal -able and the laugh-at-able type""; ""4.8 Summary""; ""5: Novel word crafting""
  • ""5.1 Lexicogenesis""""5.2 Need is the mother of all invention-or is it?""; ""5.3 Analogical creations""; ""5.4 Puns""; ""5.5 Language play""; ""5.6 Figuresof speech and rhetorical devices""; ""5.7 Verbal art""; ""5.8 Art from the ordinary: P-stacking""; ""5.9 Summary""; ""6: Metaphor and metonymy""; ""6.1 Metaphor""; ""6.2 Metaphorical change""; ""6.3 Concrete abstract""; ""6.4 Metonymy""; ""6.5 Transferred epithet""; ""6.6 Pure metonymy""; ""6.7 Part-whole transfer (synecdoche)""; ""6.8 Transfer of characteristic (antonomasia, eponymy)""; ""6.9 English-specific eponymy""; ""6.10 Summary""
Control code
ocn870892398
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1 online resource
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Isbn
9781306452304
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Specific material designation
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(OCoLC)870892398

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