Are English Words Loners? An Inquiry into the Motivation and Word Family-Integration of the English Lexicon

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Page959-962
AuthorChristina Sanchez
TitleAre English Words Loners? An Inquiry into the Motivation and Word Family-Integration of the English Lexicon
AbstractEver since Ferdinand de Saussure's classification of English as a langiie lexicologiqite, it has been widely believed that only a comparatively small part of the English lexicon is morpho-semantically motivated. Ernst Leisi's explanation for this phenomenon is the large proportion of Romance words that have become part of the originally Germanic language. I have subjected his hypothesis that many English words are completely isolated to an empirical analysis by examining the 3000 most fiequent spoken and written words in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English with regard to their transparency and integration into word families.
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@InProceedings{ELX04-109,
author = {Christina Sanchez},
title = {Are English Words Loners? An Inquiry into the Motivation and Word Family-Integration of the English Lexicon },
pages = {959-962},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {UniversiteĢ de Bretagne-Sud, FaculteĢ des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},
}
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