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By Laurie Bauer

Are compounds phrases or words - or are they neither or either? How should still we classify compounds? How will we take care of the truth that the connection among the weather of sugar capsule ('pill made from sugar') isn't like that during sea-sickness tablet ('pill to avoid sea-sickness')? Are compounds a linguistic common? How a lot do languages fluctuate within the means their compounds paintings? Why can we desire compounds, while there are alternative ways of making an identical meanings? Are so-called neoclassical compounds like photo particularly compounds? in line with greater than 40 years' study, this debatable new e-book units out to reply to those and plenty of different questions.

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