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Productivity in English Word-formation

An approach to N+N compounding


Jesus Fernandez-Dominguéz

Contents: What is a Compound?: Major Features - Classical Standpoints - Noun Compounds in Contemporary English - The Boundary between Morphology and Syntax – What is Morphological Productivity?: Word-formation - Rudiments - Factors Influencing Productivity - Gradation – Morphological Productivity Measurement: Productivity as Analysable Words - Productivity as Potentiality - Štekauer: the Onomasiological Approach - Neologism-based counts - Relative Frequency and Phonotactics - A Model for Profitability.