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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Compounding

Compounding

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(p.524) Chapter 29 Compounding
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
Author(s):

Francesca Forza

Sergio Scalise

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0029

This chapter surveys some of the most important issues in Romance compounding. It covers distinctions between compound types; relationship between compounding, juxtaposition, reduplication, and univerbation and issues of transparency and opacity; patterns of productivity; phonetic and phonological effects of compounding. Specific topics dealt with include: heads; Latin and Romance compounds; overview of compounding in Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian; reduplication; morphological processes of iteration.

Keywords:   compounds, heads, reduplication, iteration

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