Creative compounding in English : the semantics of metaphorical and metonymical noun-noun combinations / Réka Benczes.

Metaphorical and metonymical compounds - novel and lexicalised ones alike - are remarkably abundant in language. Yet how can we be sure that when using an expression such as land fishing in order to speak about metal detecting, the referent will be immediately understood even if the hearer had not b...

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Main Author: Benczes, Réka.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2006.
Series:Human cognitive processing ; v. 19.
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