Variation in morphological productivity in the BNC : Sociolinguistic and methodological considerations

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dc.contributor.author Säily, Tanja
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-30T22:52:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-30T22:52:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Säily , T 2011 , ' Variation in morphological productivity in the BNC : Sociolinguistic and methodological considerations ' , Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory , vol. 7 , no. 1 , pp. 119-141 . https://doi.org/10.1515/CLLT.2011.006
dc.identifier.other PURE: 15189270
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 79954609873
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/33036
dc.description WOS:000291539000006
dc.description.abstract The first aim of this work is to examine gender-based variation in the productivity of the nominal suffixes -ness and -ity in present-day British English. Possible interpretations are presented for the findings that -ity is used less productively by women, while with -ness there is no gender difference. The second aim is to analyse the validity of hapax-based measures of productivity in sociolinguistic research. It is discovered that they require a significantly larger corpus than type-based ones, and that the category-conditioned degree of productivity P is unusable when comparing subcorpora based on social groups. Otherwise, hapax legomena remain a theoretically well-founded component of productivity measures. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Variation in morphological productivity in the BNC : Sociolinguistic and methodological considerations en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Modern Languages 2010-2017
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1515/CLLT.2011.006
dc.relation.issn 1613-7027
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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