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Romanian compounds

Maria Grossmann,


This paper is a brief survey of compounding patterns in present-day Romanian. Special attention will be paid to more productive processes, though less productive patterns and those that are no longer productive will not be neglected. Section 1 consists of general remarks and presents an inventory of productive patterns. The central sections will deal with the individual compounding patterns involving words (Sections 2–5) and combining forms (Section 6). Each pattern will be analyzed for productivity, headedness, ordering preferences, linking elements and inflectional markers. Section 7 contains some concluding remarks.

Published Online: 2012-04-26
Published in Print: 2012-06-26

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