The lexicalization of complex constructions: an analysis of adjective-noun combinations

 
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2016 (EN)
The lexicalization of complex constructions: an analysis of adjective-noun combinations (EN)

Schlechtweg, Marcel; Universität Kassel
Härtl, Holden; Universität Kassel

The current paper discusses the lexicalization of complex constructions composed of an adjective and a noun. It is argued that compounds/compound-like constructions are more prone to become lexicalized than phrases/phrase-like constructions. The relationship between lexicalization and the cognitive process of memorization represents a key point of our analysis. We report evidence from psycholinguistic studies contrasting compounds/compound-like constructions to phrases/phrase-like constructions either within a single language or across different languages. The results suggest that the former type of constructions show a memorization advantage in comparison to the latter type. These findings support the idea that the two construction types fundamentally differ with regard to their lexicalization. (EN)

Άρθρο που αξιολογήθηκε από ομότιμους αξιολογητές (EL)

lexicalization (EN)
memorization (EN)
adjective-noun combinations (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)

English

2016-08-22


Mediterranean Morphology Meetings (MMM) (EN)

Mediterranean Morphology Meeting; Τόμ. 10 (2016): Quo vadis morphology?; 159-168 (EL)
Mediterranean Morphology Meetings; Τόμ. 10 (2016): Quo vadis morphology?; 159-168 (EN)



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