A morphophonological approach to clipping in English. Can the study of clipping be formalized?

Abstract : In this paper, I will endeavor to define clipping, and see if there are any semantic differences between the multiplicity of terms: “shortening”, “clipping”, “truncations”, etc. I will examine the semantic role of clipping, and try to answer the following question: is clipping a word-formation device? I will mainly focus on the consequences and phonological realizations of clipping in English to show that the phonological regularities in the formation of clipping make it a potential word-formation device, by shedding new light on the tendencies formalizing the study of clipping.
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Denis Jamet. A morphophonological approach to clipping in English. Can the study of clipping be formalized?. Lexis. Journal in English Lexicology, Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon III - Centre d’Études Linguistiques (CEL), 2009, Lexicology & Phonology, HS1 - 2009 (HS1 - 2009), ⟨10.4000/lexis.884⟩. ⟨hal-01394898⟩

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