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This publication offers new paintings at the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of compound phrases. It indicates the insights this paintings deals on common language processing and the relation among language, brain, and reminiscence. Compounding is a straightforward and potent solution to create and move meanings. via construction new lexical goods in response to the meanings of present goods, compounds can frequently be understood on first presentation, even though - as, say, breadboard, cardboard, cabinet, and sandwich-board convey - the foundations governing the family among the parts' meanings will not be constantly easy. Compound phrases are segmentable into their constituent morphemes in a lot an identical method as sentences might be divided into their constituent phrases: teenagers and adults wouldn't another way locate them interpretable. yet compound sequences can also be autonomous lexical goods that may be retrieved for creation as unmarried entities and whose idiosyncratic meanings are saved within the brain. Compound phrases replicate the homes either one of linguistic illustration within the brain and of grammatical processing. They therefore supply possibilities for investigating key points of the psychological operations occupied with language: for instance, the interaction among garage and computation; the way during which morphological and semantic elements impression at the nature of garage; and how the mind's computational techniques serve online language comprehension and creation. This ebook explores the character of those possibilities, assesses what's recognized, and considers what could but be found and the way.

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