[Ads-l] query on -s truncation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 27 16:14:17 UTC 2015


Hi all,

A colleague off-list wonders if anything has been published on the truncation process described by one of her students, who is working on them, as

"-s truncation of adjectives and adverbs by younger speakers, yielding for example 'totes', 'awks', 'adorbs', from 'totally', 'awkward', 'adorable', etc." 

Seems like I vaguely recall something on this but I can't remember what.  Anyone?

LH 
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