Constructing a schema : Word-class changing morphology in a usage-based perspective

Author(s): Hartmann, Stefan
Title of the Journal: Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
ISSN: 2197-2788
Corporate Body: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik
Publisher Information: Berlin ; Boston, Massachusetts, USA : de Gruyter Mouton
Year of publication: 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Pages: 235-251
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1515/gcla-2014-0014
This paper discusses how collostructional analysis can be applied to the study of word-formation patterns. Drawing on a diachronic corpus study of German ung-nominalization and Infinitival Nominalization using the GerManC Corpus, it is shown that a cross-tabulation analysis comparing the frequencies of word-formation products to those of their respective bases can give valuable clues to the input language users rely on when abstracting a schema (i.e., a word-formation construction) from a quite heterogeneous array of instantiations.
Keywords: Construction grammar, Collostructional analysis, Word-formation
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 11. November 2022