Language productivity at work

01 January 2019 → 31 December 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Discourse analysis
    • Logic, methodology and epistemology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies not elsewhere classified
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.