Fascicle 8: Corpus Linguistics and Translation Studies

Compound nouns and adjectives. Models and discursive functioning

Thematic areas

1) Theoretical and methodological approaches to the formation of nouns and adjectives by composition: models specific to a particular language; metaphors and metonymies in the formation of nouns and compound adjectives; nouns and adjectives composed in general and in specialised language; formal modifications in discourse (canonical or truncated compounds); nouns and adjectives made up of collocations; contrastive approaches: models vs translations of names; automatic processing of bilingual versions (parallel or comparable texts).
2) Endocentric and exocentric compound names (see the denominative approach, Sliwa 2013): areas favoured by classical / neoclassical compound names (medicine, biology, etc.); the place of the compound name in the hierarchical structure of terms in a domain (hyperonym / hyponym, holonym / meronym).

3) Compound adjectives: areas favoured by compound adjectives (arts, architecture, medicine, etc.); the morphological and syntagmatic categories of compound adjectives; the semantic categories of compound adjectives and the semantic categories of the nouns they qualify, etc.

Analyses of compound nouns and adjectives on the basis of corpora of specialist texts are especially preferred.

Proposals for contributions (in the form of abstracts of approximately 1,200 signs and spaces, along with the title, 4-5 keywords, 4-5 bibliographic references, the author’s name and surname, affiliation and e-mail address) are to be sent in PDF format by July 31, 2020 to lingrom@kul.pl, dorotea@kul.pl and Xavier.Blanco@uab.cat.

We accept articles written in French, Spanish, Italian and English. 

Key Dates

Date for submission of abstracts: July 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2020 Submission of full articles: January 15, 2021
Peer review period: to February 15, 2021
Submission of revised articles: March 15, 2021