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Compounding and Idiomatology

Stanislav Kavka

in The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695720
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199695720.013.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Compounding and Idiomatology

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This chapter assesses the relationship between compounds and idioms, discussing the place and scope of idiomatology, and compounds as idiomatic expressions. Compounds represent a larger range of lexemes than is commonly and traditionally believed, and show quite a few features and properties that are characteristic of idiomatic expressions. As a matter of fact, they share with idiomatic expressions the ways in which they arise, their existence proper, and their interpretation.

Keywords: compounds; idioms; idiomatiology; idiomatic expressions

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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