Morphological structure and semantic classification of Noun + Noun compounds

Musehane, N. M.
February 2007
South African Journal of African Languages;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p29
Academic Journal
The article discusses morphology and semantics of a language in South Africa. Specifically, it explores on the compound nouns structure of Tshivenda. It uses the theory on context-free morphology by E.O. Selkirk and the Left Hand Rule theory by A.M Di Sciullo and S.E. Williams. Moreover, the study also discussed the descriptive possessives used in the said language, as well as the semantics of the Tshivenda's compound nouns. List of the compound nouns, grouped as abstract, concrete, plant, people, animal and insects, and nature nouns, are also included in the article.


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