The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

Paperback | August 7, 2011

EditorRochelle Lieber, Pavol Stekauer

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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 andexpress 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 fromstraightforward. 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 mentallexicon. 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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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 andexpress new meanings. Compound words are segmenta...

Rochelle Lieber is Professor of Linguistics in the English Department of the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Morphology and Lexical Semantics (2004), Deconstructing Morphology (1992), An Integrated Theory of Autosegmental Processes (1987), and On the Organization of the Lexicon (1981), as well as numerous articles an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:712 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.55 inPublished:August 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I:1. Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Stekauer: Introduction: Status and Definition of Compounding2. Stanislav Kavka: Compounding and Idiomatology3. Sergio Scalise and Antonietta Bisetto: The Classification of Compounds4. Pius ten Hacken: Early Generative Approaches5. Rochelle Lieber: A Lexical Semantic Approach to Compounding6. Ray Jackendoff: Compounding in the Parallel Architecture and Conceptual Semantics7. Heidi Harley: Compounding in Distributed Morphology8. Anna Maria Di Scuillo: Why are Compounds a Part of Human Language? A View from Asymmetry Theory9. Heinz Giegerich: Compounding and Lexicalism10. Geert Booij: Compounding and Construction Morphology11. Joachim Grzega: Compounding from an Onomasiological Perspective12. Liesbet Heyvaert: Compounding in Cognitive Linguistics13. Christina L. Gagne: Psycholinguistic Perspectives14. Pavol Stekauer: Meaning Predictability of Novel Context-free Compounds15. Ruth Berman: Children's Acquisition of Compound Constructions16. Dieter Kastovsky: Diachronic PerspectivesPart II17. Laurie Bauer: Typology of Compounds18. Rochelle Lieber: IE, Germanic: English19. Jan Don: IE, Germanic: Dutch20. Martin Neef: IE, Germanic: German21. Laurie Bauer: IE, Germanic: Danish22. Bernard Fradin: IE, Romance: French23. Laura Malena Kornfeld: IE, Romance: Spanish24. Angela Ralli: IE, Hellenic: Modern Greek25. Bogdan Szymanek: IE, Slavonic: Polish26. Antonella Ceccagno and Bianca Basciano: Sino-Tibetan: Mandarin Chinese27. Hagit Borer: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic: Hebrew28. Taro Kageyama: Isolate: Japanese29. Ferenc Kiefer: Uralic, Finno-Ugric: Hungarian30. Keren Rice: Athapaskan: Slave31. Marianne Mithun: Iroquoian: Mohawk32. Raoul Zamponi: Arawakan: Maipure-Yavitero33. Mark C. Baker and Carlos A. Fasola: Araucanian: Mapudungun34. Jane Simpson: Pama-Nyungan: WarlpiriReferencesIndex