PhD research projects
Features and functions of occasionalisms in contrastive approach
The dissertation-project examines different features and functions of occasionalisms (nonce words). The relevant studies (Hohenhaus 1996, Ladányi 2007, Veszelszki 2010) have so far argued that occasionalisms are new words, thus not being widely used. My project aims at a contrastive (German-English-Hungarian), quantitative-qualitative analysis based on a corpus consisting of four part-corpora, each of which being composed of different sorts of texts.