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

By Daphne Kerremans

This ebook offers the 1st large-scale usage-based research of the conventionalization technique of English neologisms within the on-line speech group. The examine solutions the longstanding query of the way and why a few neologisms develop into a part of the English lexicon and others don't. It strings jointly findings and assumptions from lexicological, sociolinguistic and cognitive study and supplementations the prevailing theories with novel data-driven insights. For this objective a webcrawler was once constructed, which extracted the occurrences of the neologisms into consideration from the net in per month periods. The e-book exhibits that different classes conventionalization strategies may perhaps take consequence from the interaction among speaker-based sociopragmatic accommodation-induced elements and elements facilitating cognitive processing of novel linguistic fabric.

Show description

Read or Download A Web of New Words: A Corpus-Based Study of the Conventionalization Process of English Neologisms PDF

Similar words books

Vocabulary 4000: The 4000 Words Essential for an Educated Vocabulary

English deals maybe the richest vocabulary of all languages, partially simply because its phrases are culled from such a lot of languages. it's a disgrace that we don't faucet this wealthy resource extra usually in our day-by-day dialog to precise ourselves extra essentially and precisely.
Many a vocabulary e-book lists esoteric phrases we quick put out of your mind or think self-conscious utilizing. even though, there's a bounty of selection phrases among the typical and the esoteric that regularly look be simply at the tip of our tongue. Vocabulary 4000 brings those phrases to the fore.

All the phrases you wish for fulfillment in enterprise, institution, and life!

* be aware research part
* Idiom and utilization part
* two hundred Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
* Concise, sensible definitions
* nice for the SAT, GRE and different front checks

The Complete Guide to English Spelling Rules

Vital spelling guide for each pupil writer.

John Fulford's first event as a instructor used to be in a one-room tuition in northern Canada. in the course of his next 40 years of training he taught each grade from kindergarten to school prep. in addition to grownup schooling. He has additionally taught in another country. Born in Spain of British mom and dad, Fulford used to be proficient in England earlier than emigrating to Canada, the place he earned his B. Ed. on the college of British Columbia in Vancouver. After relocating to California, he earned his M. A. at California kingdom collage in lengthy seashore.

The Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition

A favourite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The phrases of My ideal instructor is a realistic consultant to the non secular practices universal to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. it's the vintage statement at the initial practices of Longchen Nyingthig, a cycle of teachings of the Nyingmapa tuition.

The little book of essential foreign swear words

Ever been misplaced for phrases in another country? provoke your pals with a plethora of multi-lingual profanity shape this notebook.

Extra resources for A Web of New Words: A Corpus-Based Study of the Conventionalization Process of English Neologisms

Sample text

Hohenhaus 2006: 19). id=153242&cc=5739.  Hohenhaus 2006: 19-20).  Hohenhaus 2006: 19). Hohenhaus not only noticed an expansion into other sports, but also into other contexts, mainly business. He concludes that a “real” diffusion seemed to be happening with a concomitant semantic extension (Hohenhaus 2006: 19). By early 2006, however, the initial diffusion had been arrested as evidenced by the dwindling activity on the online petitions and decreasing amount of search engine hits.  Hohenhaus 2006: 20-21).

She notes, for instance, that the existence of lexical alternatives that are shorter, structurally less complex, easier to pronounce and with neutral or positive associations can inhibit the institutionalization of a near-synonymous neologism (cf. Fischer 1998: 178-179).  1998: 178).  Fischer 1998: 179). Despite the linguistic complexity of a given neologism, it might still become institutionalized if the societal pressure of prestige, authority and identity is sufficiently large. In an attempt to resolve the limits of theoretical introspection and exposure experiments with speakers, Hohenhaus (2006) introduces a new method of tracking the institutionalization process of neologisms by monitoring their behavior on the Internet.

Nagy and Gentner 1990: 173).  Downing 1977: 824). This indicates that “a language-universal bias against impossible concepts” exists (Nagy and Gentner 1990: 173).  Downing 1977: 824). In Downing’s study, subjects were unable to provide interpretations for words like butler-maid, circle-square and loaf-pie, because no perceivable relationship seemed to exist between the two elements.  Downing 1977: 824-825).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 39 votes