Project

Language productivity at work

Duration
01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
Productivity constructions syntax semantics frequency diachrony corpus on-line language processing lexis/grammar cline semantic vector spaces coercion language comparison personality traits sociolinguistics
 
Project description

Language patterns are more or less ‘productive’, depending on their lexical scope. An interdisciplinary approach is needed to compare attested productivity, in present-day language use as well as through history, to on-line and off-line language processing, and to measure the impact of
personal variables. Only in this way can one arrive at a better understanding of what productivity is.