Difference between revisions of "Semantic compositionality"

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==Definition==
 
We speak of '''semantic compositionality''' if the [[meaning]] of a [[complex word]] is a function of the meanings of its [[constituent]]s.
 
We speak of '''semantic compositionality''' if the [[meaning]] of a [[complex word]] is a function of the meanings of its [[constituent]]s.
  
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The meaning of English [[gerund]]s is fully compositional ('the state, action named by V').
the meaning of English [[gerund]]s is fully compositional ('the state, action named by V').
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== Links ==
 
[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Semantic+compositionality&lemmacode=214 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
 
[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Semantic+compositionality&lemmacode=214 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
  
 
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[[Category:Morphology]]
 
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Definition

We speak of semantic compositionality if the meaning of a complex word is a function of the meanings of its constituents.

Example

The meaning of English gerunds is fully compositional ('the state, action named by V').

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics