English adjective-noun compounds and related constructions

Bennett, Paul (2002) English adjective-noun compounds and related constructions. GEMA: Online Journal of Language Studies, 2 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1675-8021


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The aim of this paper is to examine English constructions consisting of an adjective and a noun, with particular reference to whether this sequence can form a compound as well as a syntactic structure. Emphasis will particularly be placed on two kinds of examples: those where an adjective-noun structure modifies another noun, such as new-road enquiry; and those consisting of a relational adjective plus a noun, as in nervous disease. We shall touch on issues of productivity and lexicalization, as well as the relations and interactions between compounding and syntax.

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Journal:GEMA ; Online Journal of Language Studies
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