List of John Benjamins publications for which Laurie Bauer plays a role.
2022. Chapter 3. Interlocking paradigms in English compounds. Paradigms in Word Formation: Theory and applications, Ruz, Alba E., Cristina Fernández-Alcaina and Cristina Lara-Clares (eds.), pp. 59–68
In this contribution, I consider the paradigmatic structure of compounds in English, showing that the various paradigms overlap and interlock, leading to a network of paradigmatic structures. I briefly consider the implications of such a structure for non-compound structures as well, and discuss… read more | Chapter
This paper considers the interplay between arbitrariness and the widely-accepted ideals of one form, one meaning and compositionality. They are shown to operate in different domains, and to clash where there is idiomaticity. Idioms provide familiar forms which are not semantically relevant to the… read more | Article
Re-evaluating exocentricity in word-formation. Morphological Metatheory, Siddiqi, Daniel and Heidi Harley (eds.), pp. 461–4782016.
The distinction between endocentric and exocentric is usually taken as an important semantic factor in classifying compounds. But the same division does not appear to be used in classifying derivatives. This may be because exocentricity has no obvious correlates in derivation; but it is argued here… read more | Article
The typology of exocentric compounding. Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding, Scalise, Sergio and Irene Vogel (eds.), pp. 167–1762010.
On the basis of a survey of types of exocentric compound found in a large number of languages, a small set of basic types is established. Even one of these is considered marginal. These basic types are described and exemplified, with problems of nomenclature and description being discussed. The… read more | Article
Affixation vs. conversion.: The Resolution of conflicting patterns. Variation and Change in Morphology: Selected papers from the 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 2008, Rainer, Franz, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Dieter Kastovsky and Hans Christian Luschützky (eds.), pp. 15–322010.
This is a case-study in what happens when word-formation processes compete for bases. Based on a sample of English adjectives, this paper examines how two conflicting patterns (-en suffixation and conversion) distribute themselves in the formation of corresponding deadjectival verbs. Focus is on… read more | Article
The Borderline between Derivation and Compounding. Morphology and its demarcations: Selected papers from the 11th Morphology meeting, Vienna, February 2004, Dressler, Wolfgang U., Dieter Kastovsky, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Franz Rainer (eds.), pp. 97–1082005.
3. What you can do with derivational morphology. Morphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 37–482002.
Can we watch regional dialects developing in colonial English? The case of New Zealand. English World-Wide 23:2, pp. 169–1932002.
The regional homogeneity of New Zealand English is frequently commented on. Similar observations on varieties such as Australian English were simply precursors to the discovery of regional dialects. In this paper a report is given of a survey of New Zealand primary school children, which showed… read more | Article
3. The dialectal origins of New Zealand English. New Zealand English, Bell, Allan and Koenraad Kuiper (eds.), pp. 40–522000.
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In this paper it is argued that the New Zealand English accent is a mixed accent in origin, showing input from many areas in England south of a line from Cheshire to the Wash. It is argued that attributing the accent to more specific areas in England is possible only if some of the phonetic… read more | Article
Review of Orsman (1997): The Dictionary of New Zealand English: New Zealand Words and Their Origins. English World-Wide 19:1, pp. 123–1281998.
Various claims from the previous literature about the way in which evaluative morphology (particularly diminutives and augmentatives) operates are tested on a large sample of languages. Evaluative morphology is seen as being less morphologically marginal than has been implied in some of the recent… read more | Article
Attempting to trace Scottish influence on New Zealand English. Englishes around the World: Studies in honour of Manfred Görlach, Schneider, Edgar W. (ed.), pp. 257 ff.1997.
In a number of publications, John Anderson and his colleagues have developed the notion of Structural Analogy — the assumption that structural principles generalise across levels of language — as a meta-theoretical principle of linguistics. In this paper some recent works which appear to criticise… read more | Article
Review of Lightner (1983): Introduction to English Derivational Morphology. Studies in Language 10:1, pp. 223–2311986.
Review of Ruhlen (1976): A Guide to the Languages of the World. Studies in Language 7:2, pp. 328–3311983.