Reading Complex Words

Author by : Egbert M.H. Assink
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Description : This book brings together current research findings on the involvement of word-internal structure for the purpose of word reading (especially morphological structure). The central theme of reading complex words is approached from several angles, such that the chapters span a wide variety of topics where this issue is important. It is a valuable resource for all researchers studying the mental lexicon and to those who teach advanced courses in the psychology of language.


Complex Words

Author by : Lívia Körtvélyessy
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A state-of-the-art survey of complex words, this volume brings together a team of leading international morphologists to demonstrate the wealth and breadth of the study of word-formation. Encompassing methodological, empirical and theoretical approaches, each chapter presents the results of cutting-edge research into linguistic complexity, including lexico-semantic aspects of complex words, the structure of complex words, and corpus-based case studies. Drawing on examples from a wide range of languages, it covers both general aspects of word-formation, and aspects specific to particular languages, such as English, French, Greek, Basque, Spanish, German and Slovak. Theoretical considerations are supported by a number of in-depth case studies focusing on the role of affixes, as well as word-formation processes such as compounding, affixation and conversion. Attention is also devoted to typological issues in word-formation. The book will be an invaluable resource for academic researchers and graduate students interested in morphology, linguistic typology and corpus linguistics.


Morphologically Complex Words In The Mind Brain

Author by : Alina Leminen
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Description : The question of how morphologically complex words (assign-ment, listen-ed) are represented and processed in the brain has been one of the most hotly debated topics in the cognitive neuroscience of language. Do complex words engage cortical representations and processes equivalent to single lexical objects or are they processed as sequences of separate morpheme-like units? Research on morphological processing has suggested that adults make efficient use of both lexical (i.e., whole word) storage and retrieval, as well as combinatorial computation in processing morphologically complex words. Psycholinguistic studies have demonstrated that processing of complex words can be affected both by properties of the morphemes and the whole words, such as their frequency, transparency, and regularity. Furthermore, this research has been informative about the time-course of complex word recognition and production, and the role of morphological structure in these processes. At the neural level, left-hemisphere inferior frontal and superior temporal areas, and negative-going event-related potentials, have been consistently associated with morphological processing. While most previous research has been done on the recognition of morphologically complex words in adult native speakers, much less is known about neurocognitive processes involved in the on-line production of morphologically complex words, and even less on morphological processing in children and non-native speakers. Moreover, we have limited understanding of how linguistically distinct morphological processes, e.g. inflectional (listen-ed) versus derivational (assign-ment), are handled by the cortical language networks. This e-book provides an up-to-date overview of the questions currently addressed in the field of morphological processing. It highlights the significance of morphological information in language processing, both written and spoken, as assessed by a variety of methods and approaches. It also provides a comprehensive range of research and development tools for the development of new technologies.


The Structure Of Complex Words

Author by : William Empson
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Semantics Of Complex Words

Author by : Laurie Bauer
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Description : This volume offers a valuable overview of recent research into the semantic aspects of complex words through different theoretical frameworks. Contributions by experts in the field, both morphologists and psycholinguists, identify crucial areas of research, present alternative and complementary approaches to their examination from the current level of knowledge, and indicate perspectives of research into the semantics of complex words by raising important questions that need to be investigated in order to get a more comprehensive picture of the field. Recent decades have seen both extensive and intensive development of various theories of word-formation, however, the semantic aspects of complex words have, with a few notable exceptions, been rather neglected. This volume fills that gap by offering articles written by leading experts in the field from various theoretical backgrounds.


Complex Words In English

Author by : Valerie Adams
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Description : Complex Words in English presents a comprehensive account of present-day word formation in English. Starting with a discussion of some basic issues, including the definition of 'word', motivation, lexicalization, productivity, the relevance of historical information and the usefulness of dictionaries and other data-bases, the book then moves on to describe in detail a variety of prefixing, suffixing and compounding patterns - all illustrated with copious up-to-date examples. Other topics that are explored in-depth include diminutives, backformation and other effects of reanalysis, Latin and Greek based formations and sound symbolism. Many examples are given in context: recent writing and the records of OED on CD ROM are drawn on to demonstrate the relationship between spontaneous coinages and familiar items. The comprehensive coverage allows an instructive overview and comparison of patterns and of the many and diverse factors relevant to the notion of productivity. Throughout, the discussions are placed in the context of other recent and less recent work in the area and the book also contains a useful extensive bibliography.


Milton S Complex Words

Author by : Paul Hammond
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Every major poet or philosopher develops their own distinctive semantic field around those terms which matter most to them, or which contribute most profoundly to the imagined world of a particular work. This book explores the specific meanings which Milton develops around key words in Paradise Lost. Some of these are theological or philosophical terms (e.g. 'evil', 'grace', 'reason'); others are words which shape the imagined world of the poem (e.g. 'dark', 'fall', 'within'); yet others are small words or even prefixes which subtly move the argument in new directions (e.g. 'if', 'not', 're-'). Milton seems to expect his readers to be alert to the special semantic field which he creates around such words, often by infusing them with biblical and literary connotations, and activating their etymological roots; alert also to the patterns created by the repetitions of such words, and particularly to their diverse use (and often their blatant misuse) by different characters. To understand the migrations and malleability of key words is part of the education of Milton's reader.


Complex Words Causatives Verbal Periphrases And The Gerund

Author by : Petr Čermák
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Publisher by : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
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Description : The monograph focuses on the typological differences between the four most widely spoken Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian) and Czech. Utilizing data from InterCorp, the parallel corpus project of the Czech National Corpus, the book analyses various categories (expression of potential non-volitional participation, iterativity, causation, beginning of an action and adverbial subordination) to discover differences and similarities between Czech and the Romance languages. Due to the massive amount of data mined, as well as the high number of languages examined, the monograph presents general and individual typological features of the four Romance languages and Czech that often exceed what has previously been accepted in the field of comparative linguistics.


Linguistic Theory And Complex Words

Author by : J. Stonham
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Description : Nuuchahnulth is known for its striking use of word-formation and complex inflection. This is the first book to provide a detailed description of the complex morphology of the language, based on material gathered when it was more viable than it is now. The description is embedded within a broad-ranging theoretical discussion of interest to all morphologists. It will provide an essential tool for researchers in Nuuchahnulth and related languages, in Wakashan in general and in Native American Studies.


The Construction Of Words

Author by : Geert Booij
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Description : This volume focuses on detailed studies of various aspects of Construction Morphology, and combines theoretical analysis and descriptive detail. It deals with data from several domains of linguistics and contributes to an integration of findings from various subdisciplines of linguistics into a common model of the architecture of language. It presents applications and extensions of the model of Construction Morphology to a wide range of languages. Construction Morphology is one of the theoretical paradigms in present-day morphology. It makes use of concepts of Construction Grammar for the analysis of word formation and inflection. Complex words are seen as constructions, that is, pairs of form and meaning. Morphological patterns are accounted for by construction schemas. These are the recipes for coining new words and word forms, and they motivate the properties of existing complex words. Both schemas and individual words are stored, and hence there is no strict separation of lexicon and grammar. In addition to abstract schemas there are subschemas for subclasses of complex words with specific properties. This architecture of the grammar is in harmony with findings from other empirical domains of linguistics such as language acquisition, word processing, and language change.


Accent In Simple And Complex Words Of English

Author by : Christian Cronauer
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1 (A), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Institute for Anglistics/ American Studies), course: PS English Sounds and Letters - Past and Present, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Word accent is a largely discussed field in modern linguistics. If one looks up the combination of the expressions 'word' and 'accent' in an Internet search engine like "Google," one receives thousands of different websites concerning this issue. In this paper, I want to put together all the important facts of accent in English words and at the same time try to avoid a too complex view on the many details of the topic. In this attempt, I will focus on words in isolation and will only take a small outlook on accent in connected speech.


Spelling Of Derivationally Complex Words

Author by : Sofia Benson-Goldberg
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Description : Frequency had a significant impact on scores, with high frequency words resulting in lower POMplexity scores than low frequency words and these effects were most obvious in grades 3 and 4. Slope differences between words suggested that low frequency misspellings resolve more rapidly than high frequency words. Derivational shift was shown to have a significant interaction with time for O, M and Total scores, but not P scores. In all cases, the slopes for derived words with no shift improved more quickly than shift categories. Finally, performance on measures on the measures of linguistic skill correlated to improved scores for the related POMplexity code. These results strongly suggest that the developmental course of learning to spell derivations is not a linear accumulation of POM knowledge, but instead is a recursive process with both general and word-specific knowledge affecting how an individual student produces a derivational spelling at any given point in time. Contributions of word characteristics, such as frequency and number/type of derivational shift, suggest that morphemic features challenge encoding; that is, increased complexity taxes the system's ability to represent both sound and meaning orthographically. Educational and clinical implications will be described.


Word Formation In English

Author by : Ingo Plag
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The book enables students with little prior knowledge of linguistics to engage in their own analyses of complex words.


Bob Books

Author by : Bobby Lynn Maslen
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Shares eight humorous stories with complex words for beginning readers.


Ren De Saussure And The Theory Of Word Formation

Author by : Stephen R. Anderson
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Publisher by : Language Science Press
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Description : This volume presents two works elaborating a general theory of words and their structure written by René de Saussure, younger brother of Ferdinand de Saussure. Although originating in René de Saussure's concerns for the structure of Esperanto, these essays are clearly intended to articulate a general account of word formation in natural language. They appear here in the French original with facing English translations, accompanied by some remarks on René de Saussure's life and followed by essays on the Esperantist background of his analysis (by Marc van Oostendorp), the contemporary relevance of his morphological theory (by Stephen Anderson), and the semantic theory of words underlying his analysis (by Louis de Saussure). These two works have remained essentially unknown to the community of scholars in general linguistics since their publication in 1911 and 1919, respectively, although Esperantists have been aware of them. They develop in quite explicit form a theory of what would later be called morphemic analysis, based primarily on data from French (with some material from German and English, as well as occasional examples from other Indo-European languages). In its fundamental aspect, René's view of word formation differed significantly from that of his brother, who saw the structure of complex words as revealed not through their decomposition into smaller "atomic" units but rather in the relations between words, relations which could be presented in analogical form and which anticipate rule-based theories of morphological structure. The contrast between the two brothers' views thus anticipates basic issues in current theorizing about word structure.


7500 Solved Exercises To Help You Learn Difficult Words And Upgrade Your English Vocabulary In A Fun Way

Author by : Talia Swinton
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Description : A good vocabulary is very important for your careerThere are many different ways to improve your English vocabulary: Word Power / Spelling strengthening tactics1. By reading extensively. This is the most old school method of learning new words, and creative usage of those words in different contexts, but it is still probably the best way, even in 2021. The more books you read, armed with a dictionary to help you look up words, the more words you learn, and the longer you retain their meaning and context usage rules. The only downside to this is that it is a long term strategy, and may not work if you need a three month crash course in English vocabulary, for a test / exam / professional job career interview.2. By using flash cards of high frequency difficult words. This is the conventional method of test prep. It has the advantage of working well for people who can put their heads down and go through 3000 words, and memorize their meanings. However, not everyone can use this method successfully, because many might find it boring. 3. By using language apps and English learning websites. In the modern world, it is much easier to leverage the power of technology to gain fluency in the world's biggest language by using games and animated videos to make the process of drilling words and their meanings and usage techniques easier. Flash card apps also exist that use the downtime in your smartphone device usage to help you learn a small number of new words every day.4. By using puzzles in creative formats: This is the technique that we will focus on within the pages of this book. All the other strategies listed above have the disadvantage that the only way to scale up the difficulty is to try to learn a larger number of words, or to learn more difficult words. However, one way to do this in a better way is to challenge your brain to look at words in a different light, and to manipulate their meanings, definitions, and synonym structures to guess the answer.I am confident that you will be able to use this book to upgrade your English speaking, spelling, and writing skills, and to have a very successful career.


Handbook Of Word Formation

Author by : Pavol Štekauer
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Description : This is the most comprehensive book to date on word formation in terms of scope of topics, schools and theoretical positions. All contributions were written by the leading scholars in their respective areas.


Bob Books

Author by : Bobby Lynn Maslen
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Description : Introduces children to more sight words and longer compound words.


Cocker S English Dictionary Interpreting The Most Refined And Difficult Words In Divinity Philosophy Law Physick Mechanicks C With An Explanation Of Those Hard Words Which Are Derived From Other Languages To Which Is Added An Historico Poetical Dictionary The Interpretation Of The Most Usual Terms In Military Discipline The Terms Which Merchants Make Use Of In Trade And Commerce Perused And Published From The Authors Correct Copy By John Hawkins With A Portrait

Author by : Edward COCKER
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6 Month Olds Segmentation And Representation Of Morphologically Complex Words

Author by : Yun Jung Kim
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Description : One of the issues in infants' language acquisition is - how do infants find word-like forms from fluent speech. Previous literature on infants word segmentation has mostly focused on understanding the bottom-up cues, i.e., cues in the input such as acoustic/prosodic cues, that infants utilize in pulling out nouns. This dissertation asks whether infants can use top-down cues in pulling out verbs. Verb segmentation has been reported to be delayed as compared to noun segmentation and these results have been used to explain the delay in its acquisition of verbs. This dissertation argues otherwise, demonstrating that in fact at the beginning of word segmentation, i.e., at 6-months, infants can pull out verbs with the help of a known word mommy (a paradigm used in Bortfeld, Morgan, Golinkoff, & Rathbun, 2005). The current dissertation goes further and asks how these verbs are represented. To be specific, this dissertation looks at 6-month-olds' segmentation of morphologically complex verbs, such as walking, walks, and walked, and asks whether preverbal infants can relate these forms to the root form walk. The main focus of this research is to understand how prelexical infants, who cannot rely on semantics, relate complex forms to the root forms. This dissertation expands our understanding of the role of the functional morphemes (such as -ing, -ed, -s) in this process by conducting a corpus analysis as well as behavioral experiments. In this dissertation, I locate the beginning stage of this complex form acquisition and show that at 6-months, infants start segmenting complex verbs, and based on the frequency and the characteristics of the functional morphemes, infants begin to relate complex forms to root forms. The findings of this dissertation highlight the importance of top-down cues in early language development and have crucial implications for verb acquisition. Also, these results provide evidence for morpheme-based processing models and acquisition models such as prosody-functor models, arguing for early representation of functional elements and their facilitatory influence on word segmentation and representation.\


An Introduction To Modern English Word Formation

Author by : Valerie Adams
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A series to meet the need for books on modern English that are both up-to-date and authoritative.For the scholar, the teacher, the student and the general reader, but especially for English-speaking students of language and linguistics in institutions where English is the language of instruction, or advanced specialist students of English in universities where English is taught as a foreign language


Linguistic Inquiry

Author by : Anonim
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Word Formation And Creolisation

Author by : Maria Braun
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : This book explores a relatively little investigated area of creole languages, word-formation. It provides the most comprehensive account so far of the word-formation patterns of an English-based creole language, Sranan, as found in its earliest sources, and compares them with the patterns attested in the input languages. One of the few studies of creole morphology based on historical data, the book discusses the theoretical problems arising with the historical analysis of creole word-formation and provides an analysis along the lines of Booij’s (2005, 2007) Construction Morphology in which the assumed boundaries between affixation, compounding and syntactic constructions play a very minor role. It shows that Early Sranan word-formation is characterised by the absence of superstrate derivational affixes, the use of free morphemes as derivational markers and of compounding as the major word-formation strategy. The emergence of Early Sranan word-formation involved multiple sources (the input languages, universals, language-internal development) and different mechanisms (reanalysis of free morphemes as derivational markers, adaptation of superstrate complex words, transfer from the substrates and the creation of innovations). The findings render untenable theoretical accounts of creole genesis based on one explanatory factor, such as superstrate or substrate influence.


William Faulkner

Author by : Richard Godden
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : In William Faulkner, Richard Godden traces how the novelist's late fiction echoes the economic and racial traumas of the South's delayed modernization in the mid-twentieth century. As the New Deal rapidly accelerated the long-term shift from tenant farming to modern agriculture, many African Americans were driven from the land and forced to migrate north. At the same time, white landowners exchanged dependency on black labor for dependency on northern capital. Combining powerful close readings of The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses, and A Fable with an examination of southern economic history from the 1930s to the 1950s, Godden shows how the novels' literary complexities--from their narrative structures down to their smallest verbal emphases--reflect and refract the period's economic complexities. By demonstrating the interrelation of literary forms and economic systems, the book describes, in effect, the poetics of an economy. Original in the way it brings together close reading and historical context, William Faulkner offers innovative interpretations of late Faulkner and makes a unique contribution to the understanding of the relation between literature and history.


Bulletin

Author by : University of Michigan. Bureau of Educational Reference and Research
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Causes And Consequences Of Word Structure

Author by : Jennifer Hay
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Description : First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.