Word-based morphology and synthetic compounding

Rudolf P. Botha


Chomsky's (1970) analysis of English nominalizations has ~roved to be controverSl. aI l.P many. respec t s. ( l) Be y.o nd dl' spute, h owever, l.S th e fact t h a t this analysis has (re-)kindled the interest of many linguists in the aspect of linguistic structure known as "morphoiogy" or "word-formation". (2) Thus, during the past decade, Chomsky's lexicalist hypothesis(3) has served as a point of departure for various attempts at developing theories which aim to give an account of the structure and/or formation of morphologically complex words. (4)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5774/5-0-117


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