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On the margins of standard compounding: the phrasal compound adjective playing with the norms

Abstract : This article investigates the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable phrasal compound adjectives in pre-nominal position. Considered marginal by many existing studies, the phrasal compound is often said to be non-standard; phrasal compounding consists of the linking of several lexical elements linked together, usually by multiple hyphenation. First, this article will explore the ways in which this multi-faceted element is defined in the existing literature; I will seek to determine if the phrasal compound could potentially become part and parcel of the existing definitions and typologies of compounding. Then, I will consider whether phrasal compound adjectives are still considered marginal when they occur in works of literature.
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Jean Missud. On the margins of standard compounding: the phrasal compound adjective playing with the norms. E-rea - Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, 2018. ⟨hal-01900160⟩

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