Derived word semantics: terms&conventions
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 26, 2000, 16:33|
On Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:03:23 -0800, Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Hello, and please help me!
Internally&intuitively, I use the term 'inner form' for the literal
meaning produced by the application of a word formation model to
specific lexemes. I am not sure if this term is common in English.
For example, the inner form for 'hedgehog' is 'a (kind of) hog having
some relation to hedge(s)'.
Indeed, I'd like to make it clear when I mean the internal form, and
when the actual meaning of a derived word while giving the examples of
word formation in my langs.
My question is: are there any conventions for describing such intermediary
meanings? Any conventional markup like the various brackets in various
phone*ic transcriptions? What are the common terms for the semantic side
I'll be grateful for any pointers.
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