A morphophonological approach to clipping

May 8th, 2015
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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?

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A morphophonological approach to clippingLexis Special 1 : Lexicology & Phonology / Lexicologie et phonologie 15A morphophonological approach to clipping in EnglishCan the study of clipping be formalized?1Denis Jamet2AbstractIn 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 wordformation 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.Key-words: clipping truncation clipping phonology lexicology morphophonological realizations linguistics***RsumDans cet article, je reviens tout dabord sur la dfinition de ce que lon appelle troncation en franais, mais shortening, clipping, truncation en anglais, afin de voir sil y a des diffrences smantiques entre les divers termes. Jexaminerai le rle smantique de la troncation, puis tenterai de rpondre la question suivante : la troncation est-elle un procd de cration lexicale ? Principalement, je me pencherai sur les consquences et les ralisations phonologiques de la troncation, e

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