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word-formation questions for final exam (wf_exam_questions-_06.doc)

Word formation – Exam questions (Stekauer)


  1. scope of word formation according to marchand
  2. marchand’s expansion, transposition and derivation
  3. definition of word and morpheme
  4. two classes of wf processes reflecting marchand’s criteria
  5. lee’s 8 types of compounds
  6. the basic principles of lees 1960 theory of compound generation
  7. major criticism of lees by marchand
  8. lees 1970 version of transformational account of compound generation
  9. kastovskys transformationalist approach to compound generation
  10. give a scheme of halles model of wf
  11. explain the role of filter in halles model of wf
  12. explain three types of idiosyncrasies in halles model
  13. what is the difference btw list of morphemes and the dictionary of words in halles model
  14. give an example of phonological conditioning of wf rules in halles model
  15. explain aronoffs word based theory
  16. explain aronoffs approach to productivity
  17. explain aronoffs model of semantic coherence
  18. explain aronoffs principle of blocking
  19. explain siegels level ordering hypothesis
  20. explain the phonological differences between 2 classes of affixes in siegels theory
  21. explain the structural  difference between 2 classes of affixes in siegels theory
  22. explain allens extended ordering hypothesis
  23. explain allens adjacency condition
  24. explain allens variable R condition
  25. explain allens IS A condition
  26. explain liebers feature percolation conventions 1,2
  27. explain liebers feature percolation conventions 3
  28. explain liebers feature percolation conventions 4
  29. explain Williams rhr and relativized head rule
  30. explain Selkirk revised rhr
  31. explain bauers conception of productivity (actual, potential, possible and probable words)
  32. explain bauers distinction between availability and profitability
  33. explain bauers distinction btw type and token frequencies
  34. explain bauers computation of productivity in wf
  35. explain baayens computation of productivity in wf
  36. explain the difference btw morphematic and non-morphematic processes
  37. explain the difference btw payable, reliable vs. fashionable, respectable
  38. explain the principle of class changing and class maintaining affixation
  39. the basic principle of conversion
  40. explain conversion and zero derivation
  41. explain the peculiarity of words like strawberry and gooseberry
  42. explain the nature of acronyms and clippings. Are they wf processes? Justify your claim
  43. origin of English affixes
  44. draw a scheme of onomasiological model of wf
  45. explain the relation btw extralinguistic reality, speech community and conceptual level
  46. explain the terms logical predicates and logical spectrum
  47. explain the role of the onomasiological and the onomatological levels
  48. explain the morpheme-to-seme assignment principle
  49. explain the interrelation btw the lexical component and the wf component
  50. explain the basic principles of a theory of conversion as conceptual recategorization
  51. explain onomasiological type
  52. explain onomasiological type 2,3
  53. explain onomasiological type 4
  54. explain the principles of productivity from the onomasiological point of view
  55. explain productivity at the level of onomasiological types
  56. explain the productivity at the level of wf types
  57. explain productivity at the level of morphological types
  58. explain the basic structure of the onomasiological level according to dolulil
  59. what is meant by contextuals
  60. explain the term nonce-formation
  61. explain kastovskys term systematic lexicalization
  62. explain the term deitic compounds
  63. explain bauers term institutionalization
  64. explain bauers account of lexicalization
  65. give examples of phonological, morphological, semantic and syntactic types of lexicalization
  66. explain lipkas concept of demotivation and idiomatization + examples
  67. explain and exemplify lipkas three subtypes of lexicalization
  68. explain metaphor and metonymy + give examples
  69. explain demotivation due to  the extralinguistic changes + examples
  70. explain the difference between token blocking and type blocking
  71. give examples of phonological constraints on productivity
  72. give examples of morphological constraints on productivity
  73. give examples of syntactic constraints on productivity
  74. give examples of semantic constraints on productivity
  75. give at least five criteria of compoundhood
  76. explain the relevance of spelling and stress as criteria of compoundhood
  77. explain uninterruptability (inseparability) of a compound as a criterion of compoundhood and give exceptions (note – phrasal verbs) to this rule
  78. explain the semantic criterion of the compoundhood
  79. explain the difference btw endocentric and exocentric compounds
  80. explain the difference btw primary and synthetic compounds
  81. explain the recursiveness in compounding
  82. explain the difference btw determinative and coordinative compounds
  83. explain neoclassical compounds
  84. explain term identical constituent compounds, give some examples and identify their prototypical meanings for Nouns, Adjectives and Adverbs