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2020 Vol.35, Issue 4

Research Article

February 2020. pp. 469-484
The current study investigates the blending of names in English. Using data of pairing names from the Internet fandom sites of the Harry Potter series, this study describes the phonological and morphological features of name blends in English and compares them with those of lexical blends. It is shown that name blending is constrained by similar phonological constraints regulating lexical blending such as maximization of input segments and segmental overlaps. On the other hand, it is found out that the length of name blends generally corresponds to that of the longer source words, not to that of the right-hand source word. From the morphological perspective, it is pointed out that name blending shows the development of paradigms possibly leading to putative splinters, just as lexical blending.
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  • Publisher :The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국현대언어학회
  • Journal Title :The Journal of Studies in Language
  • Journal Title(Ko) :언어연구
  • Volume : 35
  • No :4
  • Pages :469-484