LOOSE MULTI-WORD COMPOUNDS AND NOUN CONSTRUCTS

Maria Koliopoulou

Abstract


In this paper I deal with certain structures in Modern Greek, which are at the boundary between morphology and syntax. In particular, Ι examine the so-called loose multi-word compounds and noun constructs showing that they have a number of morphological and syntactic properties that differentiate them from both common noun phrases and typical one-word compounds. I argue that both constructions are kinds of phrasal compounds, and place them in a continuum, where there is no sharp distinction between morphology and syntax.

Keywords


one-word compounds; loose multi-word compounds; noun constructs; noun phrases;

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Πασιθέη: Ηλεκτρονικές Επιστημονικές Δημοσιεύσεις Ανοικτής Πρόσβασης, 2008-2012, Βιβλιοθήκη & Κέντρο Πληροφόρησης - Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών