This work presents a model for novel compound interpretation using Cognitive Grammar and schema theory. The model, based on analysis of established compounds and responses to novel compounds, claims that speakers try using real-world schemas attached to both element nouns to construct a relationship between them by matching already established patterns. When this is impossible, speakers often qmetaphorizeq the head noun.DEFINITION GenSch M H N L Linguistic template: Location + X = an X found at Location APARTMENT-HORSE 17 a small ... at a big apartment complex for transportation to and from gym/pool/ courts horse that does maintenance work aroundanbsp;...
|Author||:||Mary Ellen Ryder|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 1994|