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Diachronic Perspectives

Dieter Kastovsky

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/9780199695720.013.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Diachronic Perspectives

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This chapter takes a diachronic view of compounding. It looks both at the history of compounding in Indo-European, considering the origins of compounds, and at the treatment of compounding in the historical-comparative tradition.

Keywords: compounds; compounding; Indo-European

Article.  7762 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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