Dietmar Zaefferer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Dietmar Zaefferer plays a role.


Zaefferer, Dietmar 2021 Chapter 5. Are new words predictable? A pilot study on the origin of neologies by means of natural selectionBuilding Categories in Interaction: Linguistic resources at work, Mauri, Caterina, Ilaria Fiorentini and Eugenio Goria (eds.), pp. 111–154 | Chapter
Research on neologisms has so far been dominated by retrospective investigations (cf. e.g. Schmid 2008; Kerremans & Prokić 2018). By contrast, the present study is probably the first to directly tap into speakers’ linguistic competence by eliciting names for unfamiliar entities. Building on early… read more