IE, Hellenic: Modern Greek

Angela Ralli

in The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695720
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 IE, Hellenic: Modern Greek

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Compounding is a widespread process in Modern Greek, which creates morphologically complex words from the combination of two stems, most of which are linked together by the vowel /o/. This chapter discusses compound markers, compound structures, compound–internal relations, headedness, and synthetic compounds.

Keywords: Greek compounds; compounding; compound markers; compound structures; compound–internal relations; headedness; synthetic compounds

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

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