Cognitive Mechanisms of Word-formation Process: Interrelation of Conceptual and Verbal Structures
This article deals with the peculiarities of mechanisms providing formation of semantics of compound words from the perspective of the cognitive approach. More to the point, it is a question of conceptual derivation, where meaning formation of compound words is carried out by the interaction of its component conceptual structures. The author has researched the main means which take part in the processes of conceptual derivation of both structurally motivated and structurally unmotivated compound words. Special attention is given to revealing the propositional structures correlated with the word formation meanings of compound words. Keywords: word-formation, conceptual derivation, cognitive mechanism, perspectivization, compositionality.
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