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Title: Morphological productivity in Chinese [A N]: A corpus-based study
Authors: YANG XI
Keywords: Word Formation,Morphological Productivity,Parsability Hypothesis,Relative Frequency,Categorical Frequency,Adjectival Ordering
Issue Date: 29-May-2013
Source: YANG XI (2013-05-29). Morphological productivity in Chinese [A N]: A corpus-based study. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis makes a preliminary investigation of morphological productivity in Chinese adjective-noun compounds ([A N]). I argue that Hay and Baayen¿s (2002) Parsability Hypothesis does not work well for Chinese [A N]. Constraints on productivity cannot be ascribed to the parsability based on relative frequency. Instead, a heterogeneous set of constraints are shown to override the effect of the morphological parsability on the productivity of Chinese [A N]. Hay and Baayen¿s model also posits a link between morphotactics and productivity. It, however, cannot account for the ordering of adjectival modifiers in Chinese [A [A N]]. A categorical frequency based constrain is proposed to account for the ordering of adjectival modifiers in Chinese [A [A N]].
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/47512
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