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The productivity of the prefix über- in English and Hungarian: A cross-linguistic, corpus-based study

Author(s): Majtényi, Melinda

Journal: Argumentum
ISSN 1787-3606

Volume: 8;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: productivity | English | Hungarian | corpus | prefix

The aim of this paper is to provide a corpus-based, cross-linguistic investigation of the prefix über-. Using the Corpus of Contemporary American English and a Hungarian webcorpus, I have collected data containing instances of über- and assigned a rating of productivity based on Baayen’s (2009) productivity measures. Additionally, the bases to which über- is attached, the spelling of these constructions, genre in which they occur and their meaning have been examined in the corpus data set.
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