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By Laurie Bauer

Are compounds phrases or words - or are they neither or either? How may still we classify compounds? How do we take care of the truth that the connection among the weather of sugar capsule ('pill made from sugar') isn't the same as that during sea-sickness tablet ('pill to avoid sea-sickness')? Are compounds a linguistic common? How a lot do languages differ within the means their compounds paintings? Why can we want compounds, while there are alternative routes of making an analogous meanings? Are so-called neoclassical compounds like picture rather compounds? in response to greater than 40 years' study, this arguable new ebook units out to respond to those and plenty of different questions.

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