By Laurie Bauer

Are compounds phrases or words - or are they neither or either? How may still we classify compounds? How do we care for the truth that the connection among the weather of sugar tablet ('pill made from sugar') isn't the same as that during sea-sickness tablet ('pill to avoid sea-sickness')? Are compounds a linguistic common? How a lot do languages differ within the method their compounds paintings? Why will we desire compounds, whilst there are alternative routes of constructing an analogous meanings? Are so-called neoclassical compounds like picture fairly compounds? in line with greater than 40 years' examine, this arguable new ebook units out to respond to those and plenty of different questions.

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