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date: 16 October 2019

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This chapter discusses compounding in the Parallel Architecture and conceptual semantics. Topics covered include the Parallel Architecture, compounds on the cusp between grammar and lexicon, compounds as a relic of protolanguage, preliminaries to semantic analysis of English N + N compounds, aspects of compound meaning that come from semantics of nominals; and the compounding schemata, the basic relations, and composition with the nouns.

Keywords: compounds, conceptual semantics, grammar, lexicon, protolanguage, semantic analysis, nominals, nouns

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