LINGUIST List 2.533

Tue 17 Sep 1991

Disc: Compound nouns, Lg and dialect

Editor for this issue: <>


  1. Laurie Bauer, Compound nouns.
  2. BROADWELL GEORGE AARON, language and dialect

Message 1: Compound nouns.

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1991 10:48:47 EDT
From: Laurie Bauer <>
Subject: Compound nouns.
Apologies, I must have missed the request for bibliographical material on
compound nouns. Perhaps it happened before I subscribed to LINGUIST! Anyway,
I include some extra references. This is clearly not an exhaustive list of
references. There are none of Eve Clark's paers on the acquisition of
compounds, for example, listed here, none on the phonological aspects of
compounding, none on compounding in Scandinavian languages specifically, and
very few on lexicalist analyses of compounding. For what it is worth:
Adams, Valerie 1973. An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation.
London: Longman.
Barbaud, Philippe 1971. L'ambiguite' structurale du compose binominal.
Cahiers de Linguistique (Que'bec) 71-116.
Bauer, Laurie 1978. The Grammar of Nominal Compounding. Odense: Odense
University Press.
Benveniste, Emile 1966. Formes nouvelles de la composition nominale. BSL 61,
Bergsten, Nils 1911. A Study of Compound Substantives in English. Uppsala
Bierwisch, Manfred & Karl Erichj Heidolph (eds) 1970. Progress in Linguistics.
The Hague: Mouton.
Botha, Rudolf P. 1968. The Function of the Lexicon in Transformational
Generative Grammar. The Hague: Mouton.
Botha, Rudolf P. 1984. Morphological Mechanisms. Oxford: Pergamon.
Brekle, Herbert E. 1970. Generative Satzsemantik und transformationelle Syntax
im System der englischen Nominalkomposition. Mu"nchen: Fink.
Brekle Herbert E. 1978. Reflections on the conmditions for the coining, use
and understanding of nominal compounds. Proc XII Int. Cong. Ling. 68-72.
Carr, Charles T. 1939. Nominal Compounds in Germanic. London: Oxford
University Press.
DArmsteter, Arse`ne 1875. Formation des mots compose's en franc,ais. Paris.
Giurescu, Anca 1972. El me'todo transformacional en el ana'lisis de los nobres
compuestos del espan~ol moderno. RRL 17, 407-14.
Gleitman, Lila R. & Henry Gleitman 1970. Phrase and paraphrase: some
innovative uses of language. New York: Norton.
Grieve-Schumacher, Madeleine 1960. Die Nominalkomposition im Franzo"sischen.
Zurich thesis. Published by Winterthur.
Hatcher, Anna Granville 1952. Modern appositional compounds of inanimate
reference. American Speech 27, 3-15.
Hatcher, Anna Granville 1960. An introduction to the analysis of English
compound nouns. Word 16, 356-73.
Kooij, J.G. 1968. Compounds and idioms. Lingua 21, 250-68
Kuiper, Koenraad 1972. Rules of English Noun Compounds: implications for a
theory of the lexicon. Simon Fraser thesis.
Lehmann, W.P. 1969. Proto-Indo-European compounds. ALH 12, 1-20
Lint, Gertrude P.J. van 1983. Tracing the Irretraceable: a semantic-pragmatic
study of English noun compounds. Leiden Thesis.
Livant, William P. 1962. Productive grammatical operations I: the
noun-compounding of 5-year -olds. Language Learning 12, 15-26.
Marouzeau, J. 1957. Proce'de's de composition en franc,ais moderne. FM 25,
Motsch, Wolfgang 1970. Analyse von Komposita mit zwei nominalen Elementen. In
Bierwisch & Heidolph (eds) 208-23.
Rohrer, Christian 1967. Die Wortzusammensetzung im modernen Franzo"sisch.
Tu"bingen thesis.
Z^epic', Stanko 1970. Morphologie und Semantik der Deutschen Nominalkomposita.
Zagreb: University of Zagreb.
The accent on Zepic's name should be a hacek, not a circumflex. Apologies for
typos etc.
Laurie Bauer
Wellington, New Zealand
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: language and dialect

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 91 15:37:46 -0400
Subject: language and dialect
The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, ed. by John Gross. Oxford Press. 1983.
lists the aphorism 'A language is a dialect that has an army and a
navy' and attributes it to Max Weinrich. The citation is on p. 282,
Aaron Broadwell, Dept. of Linguistics, University at Albany -- SUNY,
Albany, NY 12222
"Prizes bring bad luck. Academic prizes, prizes for virtue, decorations,
all these inventions of the devil encourage hypocrisy and freeze the
spontaneous upsurge of a free heart." -- Baudelaire
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue