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meaning of English modifier-noun combinations

an interpretative model and its application to ellipsis and accretion

by Andrzej GЕ‚azek

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Published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego in Wrocław .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Adjective.,
  • English language -- Noun phrase.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [71]-73).

    StatementAndrzej Głazek.
    SeriesActa Universitatis Wratislaviensis,, no. 1709, Anglica Wratislaviensia,, 29
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE25 .A48 no.29, PE1241 .A48 no.29
    The Physical Object
    Pagination73 p. ;
    Number of Pages73
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL747700M
    ISBN 108322912528
    LC Control Number97141228

    Gagné, C. L. (). Relation and lexical priming during the interpretation of noun-noun combinations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, Gagné, C. L. (). Relation-based combinations versus property-based combinations: A test of the CARIN theory and dual-process theory of conceptual combination. Recent research has indicated that understanding compound words involves an attempt at semantic composition of the constituent words, and that this meaning construction process involves an attempt to identify a relation linking the constituents. Research with novel compounds, where a meaning construction process is necessary, has shown that relational interpretations compete to be selected.

      English is very productive in using nouns as modifiers. Legislators and bureaucrats seem particularly productive in this regard. As usual, there is a spectrum, from newly-minted and clearly rule-generated (e.g, if someone called a new invention a "chair cleaner" you'd know exactly what it was supposed to do), to idiomatic senses like "field. Audio Books & Poetry Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Raccontami una storia. Librivox Free Audiobook. Miara’s “Celebrity” Q&A Problematic Plastics Café Klatch Communication Taffy's Do Nothing Club Human Rights in China.

      Three eye-tracking experiments investigated online processing of novel noun–noun compounds. The experiments compared processing of compounds that are difficult to interpret in isolation (e.g., dictionary treatment) and more easily interpretable adjective–noun and noun–noun sequences (e.g., rough treatment and torture treatment).In all three experiments, first-pass reading time was longer Cited by: 3. Influence of thematic relations on the comprehension of modifier–noun combinations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 23(1). 71– Gagné, Christina L., Thomas L. Spalding & Melissa C. Gorrie. Sentential context and the interpretation of familiar open-compounds and novel modifier-noun phrases.


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Meaning of English modifier-noun combinations by Andrzej GЕ‚azek Download PDF EPUB FB2

The meaning of English modifier-noun combinations: an interpretative model and its application to ellipsis and accretion.

A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that describes something or makes its meaning more specific. Modifiers function as adjectives or adverbs. Modifiers include single-word modifiers (e.g., 'happy,' 'happily') and multi-word modifiers (i.e., phrases and clauses that function as adjectives or adverbs.

This page has lots of examples of modifiers and an interactive test. Compositionality Applies to Sentences as Well as to Modifier + Noun Combinations. Faced with this sort of ambiguity, the Grammies hit upon the same idea that they had used earlier on to make it easier to refer to things, the principle of compositionality.

Remember from the last chapter how this works. Compound adjectives are combinations of words that work together to modify a noun—technically, they work as unit unit modifiers, they are distinguished from other strings of adjectives that may also precede a noun. For instance, in the constructions "a low, level tract of land" or "that long, lonesome highway," the two adjectives each modify the noun separately.

The principle confirmed is that speakers of English will normally stress the member of a modifier noun collocation which carries the most information, and when no restricting context is available Author: Jim Feist. English noun-plus-noun constructions and the stress criterion. rather than modifier-noun combinations.

relation between stress and meaning in nonlexicalized English adjective-noun (AN. In English grammar, a premodifier is a modifier that precedes the head of a noun phrase or word that determines the meaning of a phrase. Premodifiers are most often adjectives, participles, and nouns.

When used as an adjective to characterize a person or Author: Richard Nordquist. These are very common, and new combinations are invented almost daily.

They normally have two parts. The first part tells us what kind of object or person it is, or what its purpose is. The second part identifies the object or person in question.

Compound nouns often have a meaning that is different, or more specific, than the two separate words. Workshop on Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives on Non-Compositional Meaning in Phrases Both computational and psycholinguistic approaches attempt to help us better model the bridge between form and meaning, and this workshop provides a platform for resolving interdisciplinary differences and encouraging cross-talk.

We found that 11 of the 18 children began producing at least one other type of modifier+noun combination at the same time they first produced determiner+noun combinations.

7 Three children began using other modifiers (adjectives or quantifiers) before determiner+nouns but, importantly, still after point+noun combinations. If we use the onset of Cited by:   AbstractThe nature of the relationship between the head and modifier in English noun compounds has long posed a challenge to semantic theories.

We argue that the type of head-modifier relation in an English endocentric noun-headed compound depends on how its referent is categorized: specifically, on whether the referent is conceptualized as an artifact, made by humans for a purpose; Author: Beth Levin, Lelia Glass, Dan Jurafsky.

Modifier-Noun Phrases and Compounds as Expressions of Combined Concepts. Modifier-noun phrases and compound words can be used to express combined concepts. Both types of linguistic expressions represent, in some sense, the least complex way of combining words of human languages, in that they are the midpoints between single words and by:   It is also sensitive to the type of the relationship between the head and the modifier noun (as is observed by Bauer in the case of English N+N compounds), or between the head and the noun which is the base of the relational adjective.

Coordination of heads is possible for N+A constructs. English G rammar Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all in the same volume.

The book is thorough in its coverage but pays most attention to points that are of importance to intermediate and advanced learners of English, and to their teachers.

It will be found equally suitable for quick reference to details and for the more leisured study of broad grammar topics. Each combination in a pair used the same head noun and was based on a relation that was highly frequent for the head noun.

Modifier relation frequency varied. Modifier relation frequency was determined by how often a modifier was used with that relation in a corpus of modifier-noun combinations (Gagné & Shoben, ).Cited by: P – preposition; PP – prepositional phrase; N – noun; NP – noun phrase.

¹ A prepositional phrase cannot function as the subject of a clause though it may occupy the subject position before "be", either as "specifying" or "ascriptive" BE — In the morning is our trip. = Our trip is in the morning.(In the morning is a "false subject").2 The subject is the "causer" or agent—the person.

A phrase preposition begins with a preposition and ends with a noun, pronoun, gerund or clause (which is also the object of the preposition). The noun, pronoun, gerund or clause may be prefixed by the modifiers.

Phrase Preposition= Preposition+ noun, pronoun, gerund or clause. Phrase preposition= Preposition+modifier+noun, pronoun, gerund or. Subjects and Stimuli. Ninety-seven UCSD undergraduates participated.

All subjects were right-handed, native English speakers. The 32 combinations chosen from the preliminary tests were placed in sentence formats, as in the following example: “The executive delivered a speech proposing the peeled banana as the company’s logo.” Sentences ranged between 13 and 22 words in length (varied to Cited by:   The combining of individual concepts to form an emergent concept is a fundamental aspect of language, yet much less is known about it than about processing isolated words or sentences.

To facilitate research on conceptual combination, we provide meaningfulness ratings for a large set of (2,) noun–noun pairs. Half of these pairs (1,) are reversed versions of the other half (e.g., ski Cited by: 8.

1. Introduction Research into the formation of meaningful sequences consisting of two adjacent nouns (henceforth N+N), e.g. door handle, pencil sharpener, biology research, team management, singer-poet, etc. in English (as well as in other languages) has taken a new turn in the last few years with the focus of the study shifting from the argument on what formal characteristics make .A compound modifier (also called a compound adjective, phrasal adjective, or adjectival phrase) is a compound of two or more attributive words: that is, two or more words that collectively modify a noun.

Compound modifiers are grammatically equivalent to single-word modifiers, and can be used in combination with other modifiers.(In the preceding sentence, "single-word" is itself a compound.This adjective with two words joined by the hyphen is called a compound adjective.

Some more examples of compound adjectives are: Our office is in a twenty-storey building. I have just finished reading a page book.

He is a well-known writer. There are many types of Compound Adjectives. Here is a list of the most common types: Periods of Time.