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IE, Germanic: German

Martin Neef

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/9780199695720.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

IE, Germanic: German

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This chapter discusses the linguistic properties of German compounds. It is organized along the following generally assumed structure of lexemes, concentrating on such properties of compounds that go beyond the properties of their constituents: phonological form, grammatical features, argument structure, and semantic form.

Keywords: German compounds; compounding; lexemes; phonological form; grammatical features; argument structure; semantic form

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Language Families

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