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Tue Nov 01 2011

Qs: Compounds vs. Phrases in English

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        1.     Svetoslava Antonova-Baumann , Compounds vs. Phrases in English

Message 1: Compounds vs. Phrases in English
Date: 29-Oct-2011
From: Svetoslava Antonova-Baumann <svetoslava.antonova-baumannnorthumbria.ac.uk>
Subject: Compounds vs. Phrases in English
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Dear all,

My name is Svetoslava Antonova-Baumann and I am a PhD student at
Northumbria University researching the relationship between concepts
expressed by compounds versus those expressed by nominal phrases.
I've recently become interested in expressions such as ''beginner's
course'' (although it can be debated to what extent this should be
considered a compound) and ''course for beginners'' - in other words,
compounds and nominal phrases which use more or less the same
lexemes and have the same meaning.

I would be very grateful if you could share with me any other
comparable examples in English (svetoslava.antonova-

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards,

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

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