The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

by Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Stekauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199219877

ISBN-13: 9780199219872

Pub. Date: 03/25/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the linguistics and psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families. Compounding is an effective way to create and express new meanings. Compound words are segmentable into their constituents so

Overview

This book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the linguistics and psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families. Compounding is an effective way to create and express new meanings. Compound words are segmentable into their constituents so that new items can often be understood on first presentation. However, as keystone, keynote, and keyboard, and breadboard, sandwich-board, and mortarboard show, the relation between components is often far from straightforward. The question then arises as to how far compound sequences are analysed at each encounter and how far they are stored in the brain as single lexical items. The nature and processing of compounds thus offer an unusually direct route to how language operates in the mind, as well as providing the means of investigating important aspects of morphology, and lexical semantics, and insights to child language acquisition and the organization of the mental lexicon. This book is the first to report on the state of the art on these and other central topics, including the classification and typology of compounds, and approaches to cross-linguistic research on the subject from generative and non-generative, synchronic and diachronic perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199219872
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 5.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I:
1. Introduction: Status and Definition of Compounding, Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Stekauer
2. Compounding and Idiomatology, Stanislav Kavka
3. The Classification of Compounds, Antonietta Bisetto and Sergio Scalise
4. Early Generative Approaches, Pius ten Hacken
5. A Lexical Semantic Approach to Compounding, Rochelle Lieber
6. Compounding in the Parallel Architecture and Conceptual Semantics, Ray Jackendoff
7. Compounding in Distributed Morphology, Heidi Harley
8. Why are Compounds a Part of Human Language? A View from Asymmetry Theory, Anna Maria Di Scuillo
9. Compounding and Lexicalism, Heinz Giegerich
10. Compounding and Construction Morphology, Geert Booij
11. Compounding from an Onomasiological Perspective, Joachim Grzega
12. Compounding in Cognitive Linguistics, Liesbet Heyvaert
13. Psycholinguistic Perspectives, Christina L. Gagné
14. Meaning Predictability of Novel Context-free Compounds, Pavol Stekauer
15. Children's Acquisition of Compound Constructions, Ruth Berman
16. Diachronic Perspectives, Dieter Kastovsky
Part II
17. Typology of Compounds, Laurie Bauer
18. IE, Germanic: English, Rochelle Lieber
19. IE, Germanic: Dutch, Jan Don
20. IE, Germanic: German, Martin Neef
21. . IE, Germanic: Danish, Laurie Bauer
22. IE, Romance: French, Bernard Fradin
23. IE, Romance: Spanish, Laura Malena Kornfeld
24. IE, Hellenic: Modern Greek, Angela Ralli
25. IE, Slavonic: Polish, Bogdan Szymanek
26. Sino-Tibetan: Mandarin Chinese, Antonella Ceccagno and Bianca Basciano
27. Afro-Asiatic, Semitic: Hebrew, Hagit Borer
28. Isolate: Japanese, Taro Kageyama
29. Uralic, Finno-Ugric: Hungarian, Ferenc Kiefer
30. Athapaskan: Slave, Keren Rice
31. Iroquoian: Mohawk, Marianne Mithun
32. Arawakan: Maipure-Yavitero, Raoul Zamponi
33. Araucanian: Mapudungun, Mark C. Baker and Carlos A. Fasola
34. Pama-Nyungan: Warlpiri, Jane Simpson
References
Index

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