Nabil Hathout

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nabil Hathout plays a role.


A term is a lexical unit with specialized meaning in a particular domain. Terms may be simple (STs) or multi-word (MWTs). The organization of terms gives a representation of the structure of domain knowledge, which is based on the relationships between the concepts of the domain. However,… read more
Lombard, Alizée, Marine Wauquier, Cécile Fabre, Nabil Hathout, Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac and Richard Huyghe 2022 Evaluating morphosemantic demotivation through experimental and distributional methodsLingvisticæ Investigationes 45:1, pp. 83–115 | Article
The lexicalization of morphologically complex words, i.e. their inclusion in the lexicon, can involve a loss of semantic compositionality. Such a phenomenon, called demotivation, has been overlooked in both morphological and lexical studies, notably regarding its gradual nature. This paper… read more
Hathout, Nabil and Fiammetta Namer 2014 Discrepancy between form and meaning 
in word-formation: The case of over- and under-marking in FrenchMorphology and Meaning: Selected papers from the 15th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 2012, Rainer, Franz, Francesco Gardani, Hans Christian Luschützky and Wolfgang U. Dressler (eds.), pp. 177–190 | Article
Most word-formation theories assume that derivatives in general tend towards canonicity, i.e. one-to-one correspondence between form and meaning and thus full morphosemantic transparency. However, form-meaning mismatches actually are widespread, both in terms of languages and word-formation rules.… read more