ON THE PARALLEL BETWEEN NEOCLASSICAL COMPOUNDS IN ENGLISH AND MODERN GREEK

 
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2010 (EN)
ON THE PARALLEL BETWEEN NEOCLASSICAL COMPOUNDS IN ENGLISH AND MODERN GREEK (EN)

Petropoulou, Evanthia; University of Patras

This paper investigates a group of English words consisting of bound elements of classical origin, (i.e. Ancient Greek or Latin), which are commonly known as ‘neoclassical compounds’. The aim is to examine the structure of these words i) by considering the status of their constituent elements, and ii) by drawing a parallel with certain types of compounds in Modern Greek. It is argued that the structure of neoclassical compounds in English, contrary to what is commonly argued, is greatly influenced by the idiosyncratic properties of the constituent element appearing in final position, which derive from its categorial properties in the language of origin, and impose a number of restrictions on its combinations. Two distinct types of structures have been recognized in neoclassical compounds of English, namely, deverbal compounds and determinative compounds bearing an endocentric or exocentric structure. (EN)

English (EN)
deverbal compounds (EN)
neoclassical compounding (EN)
Modern Greek (EN)
exocentricity (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)

English

2010-05-27


CENTRE OF MODERN GREEK DIALECTS, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (EN)

Patras Working Papers in Linguistics; Τόμ. 1 (2009): Morphology; pp. 40-58 (EL)
Patras Working Papers in Linguistics; Τόμ. 1 (2009): Morphology; pp. 40-58 (EN)

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