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Complex non-compound words in Swedish

Klingvall, Eva LU (2012) In Studia Linguistica 66(1). p.1-31
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This paper is concerned with the structure of Swedish complex words with a past participle in the right-hand position and one of the elements latt/svar/snabb/trog/tung(easy/difficult/fast/slow/heavy) in the left-hand position. Although these words look very similar to compound participles, such as hembakad (homebaked), they have systematically different properties. Compounds in Swedish are right-headed and behave largely like their heads. These complex words, however, do not behave syntactically like the participles in their right-hand position. The words differ from compounds also in failing to entail the meaning of their right-hand segment. I argue that these properties can be explained if we... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

This paper is concerned with the structure of Swedish complex words with a past participle in the right-hand position and one of the elements latt/svar/snabb/trog/tung(easy/difficult/fast/slow/heavy) in the left-hand position. Although these words look very similar to compound participles, such as hembakad (homebaked), they have systematically different properties. Compounds in Swedish are right-headed and behave largely like their heads. These complex words, however, do not behave syntactically like the participles in their right-hand position. The words differ from compounds also in failing to entail the meaning of their right-hand segment. I argue that these properties can be explained if we analyze the words as left-headed rather than right-headed. The adjective in the left-hand position is thus the head of the word, taking the participle as its complement. (Less)
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10.1111/j.1467-9582.2012.01188.x
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
This paper is concerned with the structure of Swedish complex words with a past participle in the right-hand position and one of the elements latt/svar/snabb/trog/tung(easy/difficult/fast/slow/heavy) in the left-hand position. Although these words look very similar to compound participles, such as hembakad (homebaked), they have systematically different properties. Compounds in Swedish are right-headed and behave largely like their heads. These complex words, however, do not behave syntactically like the participles in their right-hand position. The words differ from compounds also in failing to entail the meaning of their right-hand segment. I argue that these properties can be explained if we analyze the words as left-headed rather than right-headed. The adjective in the left-hand position is thus the head of the word, taking the participle as its complement.},
  author       = {Klingvall, Eva},
  issn         = {1467-9582},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--31},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Studia Linguistica},
  title        = {Complex non-compound words in Swedish},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9582.2012.01188.x},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2012},
}