IE, Romance: French

Bernard Fradin

in The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

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

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 IE, Romance: French

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This chapter gives an overview of native compounding in French. It also sketches a description of the two most widespread and productive types among these compounds, V + N and N + N (22.4), with a discussion of previous analyses.

Keywords: French compounds; compounding; verbs; nouns

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

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