This chapter deals with the expression of coordination relations in compounding. Two macro-types of compounds are identified, namely hyperonymic coordinating compounds (co-compounds), where the referent of the compound is in a superordinate relationship to the meaning of the parts (as Mandarin dao-qiang 'sword+spear, weapons'), and hyponymic coordinate compounds, where the referent is in a subordinate relationship to the meaning of the parts (as English actor-director). The chapter also argues that the distribution of these two macro-types is not random but, rather, areally skewed: whereas co-compounds are common in the Eastern part of Eurasia, New Guinea and Mesoamerica, they seem to be absent in Standard Average European languages, where hyponymic coordinating compounds are formed quite freely. Moreover, while co-compounds may belong to different word classes, hyponymic coordinating compounds are (probably) never verbs

Arcodia, G., Grandi, N., Wälchli, B. (2010). Coordination in compounding. In S. Scalise, I. Vogel (a cura di), Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding (pp. 177-198). Amsterdam - Philadelphia : John Benjamins.

Coordination in compounding

ARCODIA, GIORGIO FRANCESCO;
2010

Abstract

This chapter deals with the expression of coordination relations in compounding. Two macro-types of compounds are identified, namely hyperonymic coordinating compounds (co-compounds), where the referent of the compound is in a superordinate relationship to the meaning of the parts (as Mandarin dao-qiang 'sword+spear, weapons'), and hyponymic coordinate compounds, where the referent is in a subordinate relationship to the meaning of the parts (as English actor-director). The chapter also argues that the distribution of these two macro-types is not random but, rather, areally skewed: whereas co-compounds are common in the Eastern part of Eurasia, New Guinea and Mesoamerica, they seem to be absent in Standard Average European languages, where hyponymic coordinating compounds are formed quite freely. Moreover, while co-compounds may belong to different word classes, hyponymic coordinating compounds are (probably) never verbs
Capitolo o saggio
Dvandva, Co-Compound, coordination, natural coordination, karmadhāraya compound, class type, Standard Average European, East Asian Sprachbund.
English
Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding
978-90-272-4827-5
Arcodia, G., Grandi, N., Wälchli, B. (2010). Coordination in compounding. In S. Scalise, I. Vogel (a cura di), Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding (pp. 177-198). Amsterdam - Philadelphia : John Benjamins.
Arcodia, G; Grandi, N; Wälchli, B
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