Ordered Chaos: The Interpretation of English Noun-Noun Compounds

Ordered Chaos: The Interpretation of English Noun-Noun Compounds

by Mary Ellen Ryder
     
 


This work presents a model for novel compound interpretation using Cognitive Grammar and schema theory. The model, based on analysis of established compounds and responses to novel compounds, claims that speakers try using real-world schemas attached to both element nouns to construct a relationship between them by matching already established patterns. When this…  See more details below

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This work presents a model for novel compound interpretation using Cognitive Grammar and schema theory. The model, based on analysis of established compounds and responses to novel compounds, claims that speakers try using real-world schemas attached to both element nouns to construct a relationship between them by matching already established patterns. When this is impossible, speakers often "metaphorize" the head noun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520097773
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/1994
Series:
UC Publications in Linguistics Series
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.92(h) x (d)

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