2009 | 60 | 1 | 13-34
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COOPERATION OF WORD-FORMATION MOTIVATION WITH OTHER TYPES OF LEXICAL MOTIVATION (Spolupráca slovotvornej motivácie s inými typmi lexikálnej motivácie)

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The paper deals with cooperation within the concept of lexical motivation (LM). A theory of lexical motivation was first introduced by J. Furdík (2008). He defines 17 types of lexical motivation. One of the crucial characteristics of LM is that connected with cooperation. The paper concentrates on the cooperation of word-formation motivation (WFM) with other types of LM. The elementary theorem is stated as follows: WFM is the most important and the most central type of lexical motivation and its status is reflected also by motivational potency comprising both quantitative and qualitative dimension. WFM cooperates with paradigmatic motivation (word-formation paradigms, chains, types, categories); imitative motivation (imitative words as motivating units) (the terms 'motivating word' and 'motivated word' refer to WFM); semantic motivation (semantic correlation between a motivating and a motivated word); morphological motivation (the problem of delimitation of some linguistic phenomena, e.g. verbal aspect); syntactic motivation (e.g. univerbization, multiverbization); phraseological motivation (e.g. idioms as motivating units, motivated words as components of idioms); onymic motivation (onymic and deonymic word-formation); interlingual motivation (adaptation function of WFM); abbreviation motivation (e.g. abbreviations as motivating units); expressive motivation (the existence of expressive word-formation components); stratificational motivation (e.g. WFM and colloquialisms, WFM and child language); sociolectal motivation (e.g. WFM and slang); terminological motivation (functions of WFM in terminology); territorial/dialectal motivation (WFM and dialects); temporal motivation (WFM and neologisms); individual motivation (WFM and nonce-formations).
  • Martin Olostiak, no address given, contact the journal editor
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