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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@...>

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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 of derivation? I'll be grateful for any pointers. Basilius