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MAN-Compounds in English
Kirsti Peitsara
113-122 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


The aim of this study is to chart the uses and frequency of MAN-compounds, both diachronically and synchronically, to see whether MAN-compounds are a particularly common type of word-formation in dialectal English and spoken language in general. They could also be supposed to have been common in earlier English when compounding and suffixation still relied on native linguistic elements. The data was collected from thirteen computer corpora. In addition, two dictionaries were searched and several others consulted.

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Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX)
edited by R. W. McConchie, Olga Timofeeva, Heli Tissari, and Tanja Säily
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