Chinese compounds are classified according to the proposal put forth by Bisetto and Scalise (2005): that is attributive, Subordinate and Coordinate. A table with formal properties of compounds is given and finally the so called Headedness principle of Packard (2005) is discussed at leght. Our claim is that (with the exception of V+V constructions for which also a syntactic analysis can be given and the so called Verb-Object constructions) on chinese the head is to the right. Therefore, the position of the head can be considered as a parameter ibn the languages of the world (either to the left or to the right).

Classification, structure and Headedness of Chinese Compounds

SCALISE, SERGIO;CECCAGNO, ANTONELLA
2006

Abstract

Chinese compounds are classified according to the proposal put forth by Bisetto and Scalise (2005): that is attributive, Subordinate and Coordinate. A table with formal properties of compounds is given and finally the so called Headedness principle of Packard (2005) is discussed at leght. Our claim is that (with the exception of V+V constructions for which also a syntactic analysis can be given and the so called Verb-Object constructions) on chinese the head is to the right. Therefore, the position of the head can be considered as a parameter ibn the languages of the world (either to the left or to the right).
S.Scalise; A.Ceccagno
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