Interfixation in German compounds: What factors govern acceptability judgements?

@inproceedings{Libben2009InterfixationIG,
  title={Interfixation in German compounds: What factors govern acceptability judgements?},
  author={Gary Libben and Monika Susanne Boniecki and Marlies Martha},
  year={2009}
}
Compounding in German is an extremely productive word formation process. While the majority of German biconstituent compounds are formed through the concatenation of unsuffixed roots, many left constituents in German require the presence of an interfix. This brings structural complexity into what might otherwise be considered a relatively simple morphological structure. For the noun-noun German compounds that we examine, at least five interfixation patterns are discernable. Our goal was to… CONTINUE READING

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