[N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions

Kapatsinski, Vsevolod; Vakareliyska, Cynthia

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: Constructions and Frames 1876-1933 5 (1) pp. 69-87 2013
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Modern Russian contains a significant number of right-headed compounds modeled on Germanic [N[N]] compounds and containing recently borrowed English or German stems. The present article argues that these compounds are a family of partially lexically-specific constructions. Quantitative corpus data from the restricted semantic domain consisting of names of food/drink establishments support this claim by showing that the [N[N]] structure is specifically associated with certain head nouns. The article discusses the relationship between these and related constructions, and suggests motivations for the partial productivity of [N[N]] constructions in Russian.
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2021-05-14 19:43