The Role of Micro-contexts in Noun Compound Formation

  title={The Role of Micro-contexts in Noun Compound Formation},
  author={Melania Cabezas-Garc{\'i}a and Pamela Faber},
Scientific and technological advances generate new concepts, and thus, new terms to designate them (Štekauer 1998; Cartier and Sablayrolles 2008). Usually, terms are first created in English (Sanz Vicente 2012), the lingua franca of communication. In specialized discourse, the prevalent terms are noun compounds (Nakov 2013). Evidently, to disseminate knowledge, these multi-word terms must be translated. However, noun compounds are often problematic, given the formation patterns in different… CONTINUE READING

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