Morphological productivity

structural constraints in English derivation by Ingo Plag

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, New York

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  • English language -- Morphology.,
  • English language -- Word formation.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-269) and indexes.

Statementby Ingo Plag.
SeriesTopics in English linguistics ;, 28
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1171 .P57 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 290 p. :
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL388192M
ISBN 103110158337
LC Control Number98051325

  In Dynamics of Morphological Productivity, Francesco Gardani explores the evolution of the productivity of the noun inflectional classes of Latin and Old Italian, covering a span of almost 2, years – an absolute novelty for the theory of diachrony and for Latin and Italo-Romance providing an original set of criteria for measuring productivity, based on the investigation of Cited by: What is Morphology? is a concise and critical introduction to the central ideas of morphology, which has been revised and expanded to include additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, experimental and computational methods, and new teaching material. Introduces the fundamental aspects of morphology to students with minimal background in linguistics. Morphological Productivity Structural Constraints in English Derivation. Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] DE GRUYTER MOUTON ,95 € / $ / £* Book Book Series. Frontmatter. Pages i-iv. Get Access to Full Text. Preface. Pages v-vi. Get Access to Full Text. Contents. This chapter begins with an introduction to morphological analysis. It then discusses the following: word formation, the lexicon, inflection, interfaces, morphological classification, affix ordering, diachrony, processing complex words, morphological productivity, and tools for morphological research.

Morphological productivity is the property of a morphological process to give rise to new formations on a systematic basis. This article discusses the nature of this property, addressing the question whether productivity is a qualitative or a quantitative notion, how productivity can . This book deals with one of the central problems for theories of word-formation, the productivity of morphological processes. On the basis of a survey of a wide range of English derivational affixes it is proposed that the productivity and combinability of a given affix are. Barddal, Johanna. “Morphological Productivity (review).” LANGUAGE – by: 1. This book deals with one of the central problems for theories of word-formation, the productivity of morphological processes. The productivity of these processes is assessed, using both text-based and dictionary - based measures (Cobuild corpus vs. Oxford English Dictionary).

These are the questions examined in this book. Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word-formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the findings for morphology to. Morphological productivity arises through a complex interaction between language structure, processing complexity and social convention. In Baayen (, ) I developed two complementary methods for the quantitative evaluation of this by: An important challenge for morphological theories lies in the modelling of such limited productivity. Theories that emphasize the generative capacity of the system commonly evoke constraints or filters that block non-existing forms (see e.g. Chapters 10 and 8 by Downing and by Siddiqi, respectively); others argue for built-in limitations in the. This book is a contribution to the study of morphological productivity, that is, the property of word-formation processes whereby new words are created to satisfy a naming need. It presents an up-to-date picture of this phenomenon, characterising its major attributes and addressing neighbouring theoretical concepts like availability.

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Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic Morphological productivity book to the topic, applying the findings for morphology to syntax and phonology/5.

These are the questions examined in this book. Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word-formation and structure.5/5(1). Morphological productivity: structural constraints in Eng-lish derivation / by Ingo Plag.

- (Topics in English linguistics Morphological productivity book 28) Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN (cloth: alk. paper) 1. English language-Morphology. English language-Word formation. Title. Series. PEP57 dc21 [‘Productivity’ is among the least clear concepts in linguistics.] Mayerthaler ( ) The issue This book deals with productivity as it aVects morphological systems.

Unfortunately, in the present state of morphological studies, this opening statement may mean diVerent things to diVerent people, even a File Size: 90KB.

Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the.

Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word-formation and structure.

This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press. Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word-formation and structure.

This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic, applying the Format: Hardcover. The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other.

The Morphological productivity book series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to.

In this book on morphological productivity, Laurie Bauer gives an extensive overview of the various definitions of productivity found in the morphological literature as well as a historical synopsis of the research and the debate on productivity within morphology.

B discusses fundamental linguistic notions relevant to this issue, such as Cited by: 1. SIL Electronic Book Reviews Morphological productivity By Laurie Bauer New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp.

hardback $ ISBN X. Reviewed by John R. Roberts SIL International Morphological productivity is one of the most contested areas in the study of word formation. InFile Size: 99KB.

In linguistics, productivity is the degree to which native speakers use a particular grammatical process, especially in word compares grammatical processes that are in frequent use to less frequently used ones that tend towards lly the test of productivity concerns identifying which grammatical forms would be used in the coining of new words: these will tend.

This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic of morphological productivity, applying the findings for morphology to syntax and phonology. Bringing together the results of twenty years' work in the field, it provides new insights and considers a wide range of linguistic and psycholinguistic evidence.

inflection, morphological typology, productivity, and the interface of morphology with syntax and phonology expose students to the whole scope of the field. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question “Is it a real word?” and tackles it head-on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental Size: 2MB.

It should be noted, however, as pointed out by Plag () and Baayen (), that this measure is related to the past productivity of a morphological process, rather than to its use in Author: Harald Baayen.

Inwith the publication of Plag's "Morphological Productivity" and Bolotzky's "Measuring productivity in word formation" we could observe the need to systematize and evaluate the findings about the notion of morphological productivity.

Bauer's book is. II Morphological Productivity. The phonetics of newly derived words: Testing the effect of morphological segmentability on affix duration Ingo Plag Sonia Ben Hedia How stress reflects meaning Marcel Schlechtweg Expanding the lexicon by truncation: Variability, recoverability, and productivity Sabine Arndt-Lappe III LudicityAuthor: Sabine Arndt-Lappe.

Morphological Productivity by Laurie Bauer,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(7). Morphological productivity has become a central issue in present-day English word-formation over the past decade.

However, most proposals for assessing productivity have focused on the most productive processes and how to measure them, to the detriment of processes which give rise to fewer items than the ones usually studied in analyses of word-formation productivity.

Morphological productivity is central to the study of word formation, but it continues to defy a solid, uniform description (see e.g., Aronoff, ; Bauer, ; Plag, ). The coinage of a.

What is Morphology. is a concise and critical introduction to the central ideas of morphology, which has been revised and expanded to include additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, experimental and computational methods, and new teaching material.

Introduces the fundamental aspects of morphology to students with minimal background in. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Researchers in all of these fields will want to read this book. Mark Steedman. Professor of Cognitive Science, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

Conceptually compelling. O'Donnell's book is the most rigorous treatment of morphological productivity since Baayen. Jennifer Hay. Professor in Linguistics, University of Canterbury. The nature of morphological productivity has been a topic of debate in Dutch morphology circles since Schultink’s famous article on this topic ((Schultink )), and his dissertation (Schultink ).Schultink reserved the notion of morphological productivity for cases of unintentionally coined new words, and considered other types of formation of new words a case of creativity.

and productivity can differ for different uses of the same morphological process. While these are not quite what the book’s title may have suggested to the reader at first, they are interesting and useful additions to our slowly growing understanding of morphological productivity.

Morphological Productivity by Ingo Plag was published on 25 Oct by De Gruyter Mouton. Neologisms and rare words have played a prominent role in research on morphological productivity (e.g. Baayen; Plag ; Muhleisen ). Most of the attention concerning the properties of such lexical innovations has been devoted to their phonological, morphological, semantic.

Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation Ingo Plag The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other.

Morphological productivity, the ability of speakers to coin new words using the resources of a given language, has received a great deal of attention in the past few decades, especially in the context of the English language.

Abstract. Research into the phenomenon of morphological productivity, “the possibility for language users to coin, unintentionally, a number of formations which are in principle uncountable” (Schultink ), has mainly focused on the qualitative factors which jointly determine the productivity of word formation by: Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation (Topics in English Linguistics, 28) by Plag, Ingo and a great selection of related books, art.

This book is intended to place the issue of morphological productivity in context, between the domains of the theoretical and the empirical, of synchrony and diachrony, of competence and performance. Productivity is seen as correlating with differences in the usage patterns of particular morphological processes.Morphological Productivity Structural Constraints in English Derivation, Ingo Plag, Jan 1,Language Arts & Disciplines, pages.

This book deals with one of the central problems for theories of word-formation, the productivity of morphological processes. The productivity of these processes is Size: KB.Keywords: Morphological productivity, Type, Token, Hapax 1. Introduction Morphological Productivity is central to the study of word-formation.

It means different things to different people. The various views can be outlined as follows, as Bauer(, p) puts it in his book Morphological Productivity: a).