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A Web of New Words: A Corpus-Based Study of the by Daphne Kerremans

By Daphne Kerremans

This booklet provides the 1st large-scale usage-based research of the conventionalization strategy of English neologisms within the on-line speech neighborhood. The examine solutions the longstanding query of ways and why a few neologisms turn into a part of the English lexicon and others don't. It strings jointly findings and assumptions from lexicological, sociolinguistic and cognitive study and vitamins the present theories with novel data-driven insights. For this objective a webcrawler was once built, which extracted the occurrences of the neologisms into account from the web in per thirty days durations. The booklet indicates that the various classes conventionalization methods may possibly take end result from the interaction among speaker-based sociopragmatic accommodation-induced facets and components facilitating cognitive processing of novel linguistic fabric.

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Turning to the discussion of the three stages, from the point of view of lexicalization, the creation stage involves the formation of a new lexeme via established word-formation processes or borrowings, or the development of a new lexical unit by means of semantic transfer. The ad-hoc formation thus consists of novel combinations of morphemes (or morpheme-like elements). These combinations, or more rarely also the morphemes involved, were not previously encountered in language by hearers/readers.

During the next stage, the consolidation stage, as described in Table 1 on p. 40, the semantic ambiguity is gradually reduced and the context-dependence consequently loosened. This reduction of ambiguity and contextual emancipation is caused by the repeated occurrence in the supporting con- and cotext strengthening the association of one particular meaning to one or more formal variants. Formally, orthographic alternatives will also tend to disappear, but not necessarily to the same degree as the semantic ambiguity, because the spelling of a lexeme is not as decisive for successful communication as its meaning.

75% that was previously announced52. com/forums/music-genres/rap-hip-hop-r-b/progressing-bedroomproducer-studio-367611/. php. 49 In order to test the disambiguation effect of context, Dunbar extracted compounds with Goldilocks as a first element from the Wall Street Journal issues between January 1991 and July 1998 and the Financial Times issues between January 1992 and July 1998.  2005: 223).  2005: 223). If we assume that the context provides a vital comprehension aid for the hearer or reader, the precise role of the knowledge culled from the linguistic context merits some further attention.

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