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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

1 Introduction: status and definition of compounding Rochelle Lieber Lieber, Rochelle Pavol Stekauer Stekauer, Pavol 3

2 Compounding and idiomatology Stanislav Kavka Kavka, Stanislav 19

3 The classification of compounds Sergio Scalise Scalise, Sergio Antonietta Bisetto Bisetto, Antonietta 34

4 Early generative approaches Pius ten Hacken Hacken, Pius ten 54

5 A lexical semantic approach to compounding Rochelle Lieber Lieber, Rochelle 78

6 Compounding in the Parallel Architecture and Conceptual Semantics Ray Iackendoff Iackendoff, Ray 105

7 Compounding in Distributed Morphology Heidi Harley Harley, Heidi 129

8 Why are compounds a part of human language? A view from Asymmetry Theory Anna Maria Di Sciullo Di Sciullo, Anna Maria 145

9 Compounding and Lexicalism Heinz Giegerich Giegerich, Heinz 178

10 Compounding and construction morphology Geert Booij Booij, Geert 201

11 Compounding from an onomasiological perspective Joachim Grzega Grzega, Joachim 217

12 Compounding in Cognitive Linguistics Liesbet Heyvaert Heyvaert, Liesbet 233

13 Psycholinguistic perspectives Christina Gagne Gagne, Christina 255

14 Meaning predictability of novel context-free compounds Pavol Stekauer Stekauer, Pavol 272

15 Children's acquisition of compound constructions Ruth Berman Berman, Ruth 298

16 Diachronic perspectives Dieter Kastovsky Kastovsky, Dieter 323

17 Typology of compounds Laurie Bauer Bauer, Laurie 343

18 IE, Germanic: English Rochelle Lieber Lieber, Rochelle 357

19 IE, Germanic: Dutch Jan Don Don, Jan 370

20 IE, Germanic: German Martin Neef Neef, Martin 386

21 IE, Germanic: Danish Laurie Bauer Bauer, Laurie 400

22 IE.Romance: French Bernard Fradin Fradin, Bernard 417

23 IE, Romance: Spanish Laura Malena Kornfeld Kornfeld, Laura Malena 436

24 IE, Hellenic: Modern Greek Angela Ralli Ralli, Angela 453

25 IE, Slavonic: Polish Bogdan Szymanek Szymanek, Bogdan 464

26 Sino-Tibetan: Mandarin Chinese Antonella Ceccagno Ceccagno, Antonella Bianca Basciano Basciano, Bianca 478

27 Afro-Asiatic, Semitic: Hebrew Hagit Borer Borer, Hagit 491

28 Isolate: Japanese Taro Kageyama Kageyama, Taro 512

29 Uralic, Finno-Ugric: Hungarian Ferenc Kiefer Kiefer, Ferenc 527

30 Athapaskan: Slave Keren Rice Rice, Keren 542

31 Iroquoian: Mohawk Marianne Mithun Mithun, Marianne 564

32 Arawakan: Maipure-Yavitero Raoul Zamponi Zamponi, Raoul 584

33 Araucanian: Mapudungun Mark C. Baker Baker, Mark C. Carlos A. Fasola Fasola, Carlos A. 594

34 Pama-Nyungan: Warlpiri Jane Simpson Simpson, Jane 609

References 623

Index 667

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