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date: 27 November 2022

Morphological Units: Wordslocked

Morphological Units: Wordslocked

  • Paolo RamatPaolo RamatDepartment of Humanistic Studies, University of Pavia

Summary

This chapter deals with the discussion that has concerned and concerns the very concept of ‘word’. It considers different definitions which have been advanced according different theoretical positions. Thereafter, it examines various phenomena which are strictly bound to ‘word’: word compounds and multi-word expressions, word formation rules, word classes (or Parts-of-Speech), splinters, univerbation and, finally, word blendings

Subjects

  • Morphology

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