Title: Devising a method for the identification of derivational formations: english back-formations
Authors: Stašková, Naděžda
Citation: Ostrava Journal of English Philology, 2014, roč. 6, č. 1, s. 31-51.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Ostrava in Ostrava
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/16617
ISSN: 1803-8174
Keywords: slovotvorba;zpětné tvoření slov;předpona;identifikace;neologismy;produktivita
Keywords in different language: word-formation;back-formation;affix;identification;neologisms;productivity
Abstract in different language: The study proposes and tests a method for identification of back-formed words, presumably applicable to any type of formation. It describes the method and an experiment with selected back-formation types to prove functionality of the method. It is based on a formal approach: the starting point is the selection of potential source words for back-formations according to affixes typically involved in the process; the next step is the verification of the hypothetical back-formations on the Internet. On a general level, the success of this method in locating back-formations that might otherwise go unnoticed leads to the idea that the method may in principal have a wider application and could be adapted to search for other types of derivational formations. If true, it could help close the frequently occurring gap between the data used in word-formation analysis and the current state of the lexicon (especially in the area of neologisms).
Rights: © Naděžda Stašková
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