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Title: Proper name compounds: a comparative perspective
Author: Artemis Alexiadou
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Greek, Modern
Abstract: The article discusses compound formation involving proper names from a comparative perspective. While proper names can appear within compounds in English, this is not possible in Greek. The article argues that this follows from a basic difference between English and Greek: English, but not Greek, allows phrases as non-heads of right-headed compounds. As proper names in English are referential in the absence of a determiner, due to the process of D-N merger, they can still be recognized as such within compounds. This is not possible in Greek, where proper names require the presence of a determiner to establish reference.

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This article appears IN English Language and Linguistics Vol. 23, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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