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Markedness and the Zero-Derived Denominal Verb in English: Synchronic, Diachronic, and Acquisition Correlates

  • Terence Odlin
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Abstract

Otto Jespersen (1938) called zero-derivation a ‘characteristic peculiarity’ of English. The basis for his remark seems to he that English makes more extensive use of zero-derivation patterns than do other European languages.

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Language Acquisition Stative Shift Oxford English Dictionary Concrete Noun Semantic Extension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence Odlin
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  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityUSA

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