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Cognitive Linguistics 22–2 (2011), 359–392 0936–5907/11/0022–0359 DOI 10.1515/COGL.2011.014 © Walter de Gruyter Metonymy in word-formation* LAURA A. JANDA Abstract A foundational goal of cognitive linguistics is to explain linguistic phenomena in terms of general cognitive strategies rather than postulating an autonomous language module (Langacker 1987: 12–13). Metonymy is identified among the imaginative capacities of cognition (Langacker 1993: 30, 2009: 46 – 47). Whereas the majority of scholarship on metonymy has focused on lexical me- tonymy, this study

Cognitive Linguistics 2014; 25(2): 341 – 349 Laura A. Janda Metonymy and word-formation revisited Abstract: Brdar and Brdar-Szabó (this volume) offer a critique of Janda (2011). Janda (2011) found that the same cognitive strategy that facilitates metonymy, namely use of a conceptual source to access a target, can also be invoked in many patterns of affixal word-formation. In other words, many cases of word-formation appear to be motivated by metonymic association. Brdar and Brdar-Szabó claim that it is incorrect to refer to word-formational processes as

An International Handbook of the Languages of Europe
An International Handbook of the Languages of Europe

1 Introduction While various aspects of word-formation have been an object of both extensive and intensive research in various theoretical frameworks, broadly conceived typologically oriented cross-linguistic investigation of complete word-formation systems of multiple languages is more or less an untilled area (but cf. Štekauer et al. 2012 ). This paper pursues two objectives: first, to provide an analysis of WF systems in the IE genus of Slavic languages and, second, to do so on the basis of structural richness labelled as saturation value , a parameter first

Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 47(4), 2011, pp. 645–682 © School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland doi:10.2478/psicl-2011-0034 CONTRASTIVE WORD-FORMATION TODAY: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT MARIE-AUDE LEFER Université catholique de Louvain and Institut Libre Marie Haps ABSTRACT This paper proposes an exploratory bird’s-eye view of contrastive word-formation re- search, an area which, to date, remains largely under-researched in the three fields in which it partakes, namely

A Study of English Neologisms and Occasionalisms

Jens Lüdtke 7.2 Word-Formation Abstract: The aim of the present outline is to show how a semantic approach can provide an adequate account of the formation of complex words in Catalan. Since form serves to express content and has no independent function, it seems quite natural to base word-formation on semantic considerations. There is no one-to-one correspondence between form and meaning; for example, a suffix may or may not change the word class. Thus, it is not possible to present word-formation coherently on both a morphological and a semantic basis at the

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