Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination by Bernhard WalchliCo-Compounds and Natural Coordination by Bernhard Walchli

Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

byBernhard Walchli

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This book presents a typological survey and analysis of the co-compound construction. This understudied phenomenon is essentially a compound whose meaning is the result of coordinating the meanings of its components, as when in some varieties of English 'father - mother' denotes 'parents'.During the course of the book Dr. Walchi examines and discusses topics of great theoretical and linguistic interest. These include the notion of word, markedness, the syntax and semantics of coordination, grammaticalization, lexical semantics, the distinction between compounding and phraseformation, and the constructional meanings languages can deploy. The book makes many observations and points about typology and areal features and includes a wealth of unfamiliar data. It will be invaluable for typologists and of considerable interest to a variety of specialists includinglexicologists, morphologists, construction grammarians, cognitive linguists, semanticists, field linguists, and syntacticians.

About The Author

Bernhard Walchli received his master's degree in Slavic and Baltic studies at the University of Bern in 1997 and his Ph.D. in General Linguistics at Stockholm University in 2003. After completing research at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Konstanz, he returned to the University ...

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Title:Co-Compounds and Natural CoordinationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563322

ISBN - 13:9780199563326

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Marking Patterns of Natural Coordination3. Tight Coordination4. Co-compounds as a Lexical Class Type5. A Semantic Classification of Co-compounds6. The Areal Distribution of Co-compounds in the Languages of Eurasia7. Some Considerations about the Diachronic Evolution of Co-compounds8. ConclusionsAppendixReferencesIndex of PersonsIndex of LanguagesIndex of Subjects

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Review from previous edition: "an impressive work ... If Walchli's study has the influence it deserves, it may lead to a fashionable and enlightening way of merging morphological and discourse studies." --Laurie Bauer, Journal of Linguistics July 2006