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Something old or something new? Examining hapax legomena in corpora of historical texts

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Presented at Dictionaries and Text Corpora session
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My paper discusses the corpus linguistic theories of measuring morphological productivity through the analysis of so-called hapax legomena (or 'hapaxes'), i.e. words occurring only once in a corpus. The theories on the matter were developed in the 1990s by e.g. Brown and Liever (1991), and Baayen and Renouf (1996). The idea proposes that the number of low-frequency items of different word-formational processes is linked with the productivity of the processes, i.e. that the number ...

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University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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