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Description - Compounds and Compounding by Laurie Bauer

Are compounds words or phrases - or are they neither or both? How should we classify compounds? How can we deal with the fact that the relationship between the elements of sugar pill ('pill made of sugar') is different from that in sea-sickness pill ('pill to prevent sea-sickness')? Are compounds a linguistic universal? How much do languages vary in the way their compounds work? Why do we need compounds, when there are other ways of creating the same meanings? Are so-called neoclassical compounds like photograph really compounds? Based on more than forty years' research, this controversial new book sets out to answer these and many other questions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781108416030
ISBN-10: 1108416039
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Laurie Bauer

Laurie Bauer is Emeritus Professor at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington. He has published many works on morphology including English Word-formation (Cambridge, 1983), Introducing Linguistic Morphology (2003), and Morphological Productivity (Cambridge, 2001).

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