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Compound Words

  1. Emiliano Guevara

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0171

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Guevara, E. 2012. Compound Words. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Compounding is one of the two main processes of word formation in natural languages (the other one being derivation by affixes).


  • cognitive science;
  • morphology;
  • syntax