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Enjeux du jeu de mots. Perspectives linguistiques et littéraires

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Book Series: The Dynamics of Wordplay ISBN: 9783110408348 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 315 DOI: 10.1515/9783110408348 Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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In conjunction with the first volume of the series, this collection of essays analyzes techniques and basic traditions of wordplay in various communicative situations and offers new perspectives on the dynamics of wordplay as an interface phenomenon.

Expanding the Lexicon. Linguistic Innovation, Morphological Productivity, and Ludicity

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Book Series: The Dynamics of Wordplay ISBN: 9783110501933 9783110498165 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: vi, 304 DOI: 10.1515/9783110501933 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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The creation of new lexical units and patterns has been studied in different research frameworks, focusing on either system-internal or system-external aspects, from which no comprehensive view has emerged. The volume aims to fill this gap by studying dynamic processes in the lexicon – understood in a wide sense as not being necessarily limited to the word level – by bringing together approaches directed to morphological productivity as well as approaches analyzing general types of lexical innovation and the role of discourse-related factors. The papers deal with ongoing changes as well as with historical processes of change in different languages and reflect on patterns and specific subtypes of lexical innovation as well as on their external conditions and the speakers’ motivations for innovating. Moreover, the diffusion and conventionalization of innovations will be addressed. In this way, the volume contributes to understanding the complex interplay of structural, cognitive and functional factors in the lexicon as a highly dynamic domain.

Wordplay and Metalinguistic / Metadiscursive Reflection. Authors, Contexts, Techniques, and Meta-Reflection

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Book Series: The Dynamics of Wordplay ISBN: 9783110406719 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 311 DOI: 10.1515/9783110406719 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume is the first of two bringing together selected contributions from linguistics and literary studies focusing on the variegated manifestations of wordplay in different communicative settings. By investigating basic techniques and ludic traditions, the volumes offer a fresh look on the metalinguistic/metadiscursive dimension of wordplay as well as on its various kinds of interplays.

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