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Compounding in the Parallel Architecture and Conceptual Semantics

Ray Jackendoff

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/9780199695720.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Compounding in the Parallel Architecture and Conceptual Semantics

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This chapter discusses compounding in the Parallel Architecture and conceptual semantics. Topics covered include the Parallel Architecture, compounds on the cusp between grammar and lexicon, compounds as a relic of protolanguage, preliminaries to semantic analysis of English N + N compounds, aspects of compound meaning that come from semantics of nominals; and the compounding schemata, the basic relations, and composition with the nouns.

Keywords: compounds; conceptual semantics; grammar; lexicon; protolanguage; semantic analysis; nominals; nouns

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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