BLENDING AS OCCASIONAL WORD-FORMATION IN CHICK LIT GENRE: COGNITIVE ASPECT
Published: 11 Aug 2016
Abstract: The present study deals with the language creativity as a specific feature of both everyday language and fiction works, which helps to express speaker’s thoughts, feelings, intentions and ideas, convey implicit preferences. The base for the research is chick-lit novels of Irish author Marian Keyes, as they present genuinely innovative mixture of forms, which is displayed in different types of occasional word-formation processes. Particular attention is paid to blending as one of the ways of creating occasionalisms and cognitive mechanisms and procedures underlying it.
Keywords: blending, occasional word-formation, chick lit, cognitive linguistics, integration
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