On the definition of compounding

AuthorPius ten Hacken
TitleOn the definition of compounding
AbstractIn this paper, a language-independent definition of compounding is proposed, based on the relation between the elements of a compound and the behaviour of compounds in semantics and discourse. From the definition, language-independent tests are derived, for the recognition of compounding constructions in individual languages. They are applied to a number of obvious and less clear-cut examples. The definition and the tests are intended to be part of a taxonomic system for linguistic expressions, supporting the lexlcographer in his judgements.
SessionPART 4 - Linguistics in Lexicography
Keywordscompounding, taxonomy of linguistic expressions, relational adjectives
author = {Pius ten Hacken},
title = {On the definition of compounding},
pages = {345-351},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},