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Accessing Words from the Mental Lexicon  

Niels O. Schiller and Rinus G. Verdonschot

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Jun 2015
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Aug 2014
This chapter describes how speakers access words from the mental lexicon. Lexical access is a crucial component in the process of transforming thoughts into speech. Some theories consider ... More

Affix Ordering in Derivation  

Pauliina Saarinen and Jennifer Hay

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Sep 2014
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Mar 2015
This chapter concerns factors influencing the order in which derivational affixes may attach to a word and reviews proposals that have been made to account for affix ordering in the ... More

Bilingual Dictionaries: History and Development; Current Issues  

Thierry Fontenelle

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Nov 2015
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Mar 2016
The main characteristics of bilingual dictionaries are identified and described. The history and development of this genre of dictionary is sketched and analysed. Current issues ... More

The Bilingual Lexicon  

John N. Williams

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Jun 2015
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Jan 2014
Psycholinguistic research provides a wealth of evidence that when performing tasks in one language bilinguals and proficient second language learners cannot avoid activating orthographic, ... More

The Classical Arabic Lexicographical Tradition  

Solomon Sara

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses three basic paradigmatic models that Arabic lexicographers adopted over time: (I) al-Khaliil’s model in Kitaab al-ʕayn; (II) al-Jawharii’s model in alhaah; and (III) ... More

Comparing Lexicons Cross-linguistically  

Asifa Majid

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Jun 2015
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Apr 2014
The lexicon is central to the concerns of disparate disciplines and has correspondingly elicited conflicting proposals about some of its foundational properties. Some suppose that word ... More

Compound Word Formation  

William Snyder

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2016
Compound word formation is examined from the twin perspectives of comparative grammar and child language acquisition. Points of cross-linguistic variation addressed include the ... More

Constructing a Corpus  

Marc Kupietz

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Nov 2015
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Mar 2016
This chapter aims to answer questions generally relevant for the task of constructing a corpus that can serve as a sound empirical basis for the creation of dictionaries as well as for ... More

Definition  

Patrick Hanks

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Nov 2015
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Mar 2016
Monolingual dictionaries devote more time, money, and effort to the writing definitions than to anything else, but this does not translate into commensurate user benefits. Studies of ... More

Delineating Derivation and Compounding  

Susan Olsen

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Sep 2014
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Mar 2015
Compounds are contrasted in structure and meaning with affixations. It is shown how affixes may develop historically from productive compound patterns when a productive core constituent ... More

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