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The Semantics of Compounding

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Pius ten Hacken, Ray Jackendoff, Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Štekauer, Pierre J. L. Arnaud, Zoe Gavriilidou, Ingmarie Mellenius, Maria Rosenberg, Jesús Fernández-Domínguez, Carola Trips, Barbara Schlücker, Renáta Panocová
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  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107099708

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  • The question of how to determine the meaning of compounds was prominent in early generative morphology, but lost importance after the late 1970s. In the past decade, it has been revived by the emergence of a number of frameworks that are better suited to studying this question than earlier ones. In this book, three frameworks for studying the semantics of compounding are presented by their initiators: Jackendoff's Parallel Architecture, Lieber's theory of lexical semantics, and Štekauer's onomasiological theory. Common to these presentations is a focus on English noun-noun compounds. In the following chapters, these theories are then applied to different types of compounding (phrasal, A+N, neoclassical) and other languages (French, German, Swedish, Greek). Finally, a comparison highlights how each framework offers particular insight into the meaning of compounds. An exciting new contribution to the field, this book will be of interest to morphologists, semanticists and cognitive linguists.

    • Offers an invaluable comparison of how the different frameworks are explored in the text function
    • Chapters on English, French, German, Swedish and Greek extend the theories across languages
    • Unique material on phrasal, A+N and neoclassical compounds
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107099708
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: compounds and their meaning Pius ten Hacken
    Part I. Frameworks:
    2. English noun-noun compounds in conceptual semantics Ray Jackendoff
    3. Compounding in the lexical semantic framework Rochelle Lieber
    4. Compounding from an onomasiological perspective Pavol Štekauer
    Part II. Noun-Noun Compounds:
    5. Categorizing the modification relations in French relational subordinate [NN]N compounds Pierre J. L. Arnaud
    6. The semantics of NN combinations in Greek Zoe Gavriilidou
    7. The semantics of compounds in Swedish child language Ingmarie Mellenius and Maria Rosenberg
    8. The semantics of primary NN compounds: from form to meaning, and from meaning to form Jesús Fernández-Domínguez
    Part III. Other Compound Types:
    9. An analysis of phrasal compounds in the model of parallel architecture Carola Trips
    10. Adjective-noun compounding in parallel architecture Barbara Schlücker
    11. Neoclassical compounds in the onomasiological approach Renáta Panocová
    12. Three analyses of compounding: a comparison Pius ten Hacken.

  • Editor

    Pius ten Hacken, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
    Pius ten Hacken studied French and general linguistics in Utrecht and has worked for the machine translation project Eurotra and at universities in Basel (computer science and general linguistics), Swansea (French and translation studies), and Innsbruck (translation studies). His research interests focus on word formation, terminology, lexicography and the nature of language as an object of linguistic study. He is the author of Defining Morphology (1994) and Chomskyan Linguistics and its Competitors (2007), the editor of Terminology, Computing and Translation (2006), and co-editor of The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization (2013).


    Pius ten Hacken, Ray Jackendoff, Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Štekauer, Pierre J. L. Arnaud, Zoe Gavriilidou, Ingmarie Mellenius, Maria Rosenberg, Jesús Fernández-Domínguez, Carola Trips, Barbara Schlücker, Renáta Panocová

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