S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 40 Number 1/4 (2004)
Osmotic Depletion in Structural Condensation with Special Reference to Word Formation in English
- Park, Nahm-Sheik
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.40 No.2, pp. 313-351
- As basic building blocks of language, words need to be compact so that they are under rather strict spatial constraints. Thus a supralexical entity often gets depleted when it morphs into a word, i.e. when it gets (end) osmosed into the cramped space of a word. This seems to be especially the case in the formation of compound words and of derivatives thereof. Building upon Park (1992, 2001, 2002, 2003), the present paper takes a look at this (end)osmotic depletion and related phenomena with reference to English.