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Author Schlechtweg, Marcel.

Title Memorization and the Compound-Phrase Distinction : an Investigation of Complex Constructions in German, French and English.

Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Series Studia grammatica ; v. 82
Studia grammatica.
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Some general notes; List of tables; List of figures; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic assumptions; 3. Compound-phrase distinction I: Structural aspects; 4. Compound-phrase distinction II: Semantic-functional aspects; 5. Compound-phrase distinction III: Cognitive aspects; 6. Experimental study I: The memorization of compounds/CoLiCos and phrases/PhraLiCos: An investigation on German, French and English; 7. Experimental study II: The memorization of CoLiCos and PhraLiCos in English; 8. Conclusion; Appendix; References
Summary Over the last decades, it has been hotly debated whether and how compounds, i.e. word-formations, and phrases differ from each other. The book discusses this issue by investigating compounds and phrases from a structural, semantic-functional and, crucially, cognitive perspective. The analysis focuses on compounds and phrases that are composed of either an adjective and a noun or two nouns in German, French and English. Having distinguished compounds from phrases on structural and semantic-functional grounds, the author claims that compounds are by their nature more appropriate to be stored in the mental lexicon than phrases and supports his argument with empirical evidence from new psycholinguistic studies. In sum, the book maintains the separation between compounds and phrases and reflects upon its cognitive consequences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Memory -- Psychological aspects.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Analysis.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology.
German language -- Grammar, Comparative.
French language -- Grammar, Comparative.
English language -- Grammar, Comparative.
Semantic memory.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Schlechtweg, Marcel. Memorization and the Compound-Phrase Distinction : An Investigation of Complex Constructions in German, French and English. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2018 9783110568622
ISBN 9783110570878 (electronic bk.)
3110570874 (electronic bk.)
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3110568675 (electronic bk.)