Shouldnt it be breakfunch? A quantitative analysis of blend structure in English

@article{Gries2004ShouldntIB,
  title={Shouldnt it be breakfunch? A quantitative analysis of blend structure in English},
  author={Stefan Th. Gries},
  journal={Linguistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={42}
}
  • S. Gries
  • Published 21 January 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
The present paper investigates the word-formation process of blending in English. Following a brief review of several previous classificatory studies, the paper analyzes the orthographic and phonemic structure of blends on a quantitative basis. The main factors to be discussed are (i) the amount of information each source word contributes (following Kaunisto 2000a, 2000b) and (ii) the similarity of the source words to the blend. Several points of critique concerning previous analyses are raised… 

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