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Title: Komposition und Kompositionalität [Composition and Compositionality]
Subtitle: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der semantischen Dekodierung von Substantivkomposita
Written By: Verena Klos
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110258868-1
Series Title: De Gruyter Reihe Germanistische Linguistik 292
Description:

This book systematically applies the so-called principle of compositionality to
substantive composition and investigates whether this semantic principle can be
judged a sufficient basis for the understanding of unknown terms. The central
question concerns how far the meaning of a substantive composite with two
nominal elements can be ‘calculated’ from the meaning of its constituents.
Using various empirical studies, the author shows that the principle of
compositionality must be reformulated.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110258875
Pages: 365
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ISBN-13: 9783110258868
Pages: 365
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95