TITLE

Morphological structure and semantic classification of Noun + Noun compounds

AUTHOR(S)
Musehane, N. M.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
South African Journal of African Languages;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35445756

Tags: VENDA language;  NOUNS (Grammar);  MORPHOLOGY (Grammar);  SOUTH Africa -- Languages;  SELKRIK, E. O.;  DI Sciullo, A. M.;  WILLIAMS, S. E.;  SEMANTICS

 

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