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From Sound to Meaning in Context

Studies in Honour of Piotr Ruszkiewicz

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Edited By Alicja Witalisz

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies share the results of their research. They invite the reader on a journey into the multifaceted and complex world of human language, moving from the study of sound through the description of structure to the analysis of meaning. The volume has been brought together to honour Professor Piotr Ruszkiewicz from the Institute of Modern Languages of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, a linguist and academic lecturer.
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Blends, Acronyms, and Nonce Words: A Cognitive Grammar Account: Henryk Kardela

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Blends, Acronyms, and Nonce Words: A Cognitive Grammar Account

Henryk Kardela

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin

1. Introduction

In his paper “Lexicalization and Institutionalization”, Peter Hohenhaus (2005) refers to institutionalization as a concept which can be usefully applied in accounting for nonce words, neologisms and acronymic formations. Institutionalization should be distinguished from lexicalization: while lexicalization is connected with “demotivation and/or loss or addition of semantic features,” (Hohenhaus 2005: 354; for discussion see also Bauer 1983, 2001; Kastovsky 1982; Lipka 2002), institutionalization, Hohenhaus notes (2005: 359, cf. also Fischer 1998)1

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