The role of analogy for compound words

Andrea Krott

in Analogy in Grammar

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547548
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720628 | DOI:
The role of analogy for compound words

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This chapter summarizes research on the production, interpretation, and acquisition of noun-noun compounds. Analogical generalizations can systematically govern a whole category of words across different languages and language families. The same kinds of analogical generalizations are in evidence in different domains of languages processing, from language acquisition, to visual word processing.

Keywords: analogy; morphology; noun-noun compounds; morphological families; lexical representations

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Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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