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Classifying modifiers in common names

  • Complex common names such as Indian elephant or green tea denote a certain type of entity, viz. kinds. Moreover, those kinds are always subkinds of the kind denoted by their head noun. Establishing such subkinds is essentially the task of classifying modifiers that are a defining trait of endocentrically structured complex common names. Examining complex common names of different lexico-syntactic types(NN compounds, N+N syntagmas, NP/PP syntagmas, A+N syntagmas) and from different languages (particularly English, German and French) it can be shown that complex common names are subject to language- independent formal and semantic constraints. In particular, complex common names qualify as name-like expressions in that they tend to be deficient in terms of formal complexity and semantic compositionality.

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Author:Lutz Gunkel, Gisela ZifonunGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-47013
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3366/E1750124509000415
ISSN:1750-1245
Parent Title (English):Word Structure
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Place of publication:Edinburgh
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2009
Date of Publication (online):2016/03/09
Publicationstate:Postprint
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
GND Keyword:Appellativum; Deutsch; Englisch; Französisch; Komposition; Kontrastive Morphologie; Wortbildung
Volume:2
Issue:2
First Page:205
Last Page:218
Note:
The article has been accepted for publication by Edinburgh University Press in the journal "Word structure. Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 205-218. ISSN 1750-1245, Available Online Oct 2009". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E1750124509000415
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:Grammatik
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Grammatikforschung
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland