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Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1876-1933
  • E-ISSN: 1876-1941
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Abstract

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.1

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2013-01-01
2019-08-23
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): abstractness , collostructions , compounding , Construction Grammar , Russian and syntactic borrowing
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