Browse archive

Original scientific paper

Branka Tafra; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Hrvatski studiji Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

Petra Košutar; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Hrvatski studiji Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

 

Summary

In Croatian grammar, as well as in grammars of other languages, mainly two major types of word–formation models are distinguished: derivation and compounding, and other word–formation models are mentioned only marginally. In that way the formation of numerous words remains unexplained. This paper discusses the question: How a word is formed? Since words can be formed through grammatical processes (e. g. grad–ski, pri–gradski, donj–o–grad–ski), and through semantic processes (e. g. lexicalization, /de/onymization, homonymization etc.), our point of departure is that word–formation should describe all possible ways of word–formation from affixation, language borrowing, loan translations, shortening, to depolysemization and lexicalization. Consequently, word–formation is regarded in this paper as an independent linguistic discipline and its range is extended in reference to earlier approaches within the grammars of the Croatian language. By applying different criteria of classification, differentiation of several more word–formation types and subtypes has become possible. Through critical reviewing of word–formation studies in Croatian, suggestions on possible solutions to some contentious issues have been suggested.

 

Keywords

word–formation, the emergence of words, Croatian language

 

Articles download statistics

Contact

Address:
Ivana Lučića 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Main contact:
Mislava Bertoša
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visitorcounter

Today 9

Week 124

Month 322

All 332213

Currently are 11 guests and no members online