ISHIDA Takashi
   Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/02
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title "Double Endocentricity and Constituent Ordering in English Copulative Compounds"
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal Data Science in Collaboration
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Y. Ono and M. Shimada (ed.) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Volume, Issue, Pages 4,pp.49-57
Author and coauthor Ryohei Naya and Takashi Ishida
Details This study focuses on word-internal information structure, which has rarely been examined apart from in work by Lohmann (2014). His corpus-based, quantitative research shows that copulative compounds can be structured in accordance with the given-before-new principle. We provide further evidence for his finding by elaborating the notion of givenness. We qualitatively examine the data and demonstrate that context-givenness also affects the constituent ordering of both non-lexicalized and lexicalized copulative compounds. We further point out that hyponym-superordinate compounds can be grouped together with copulative compounds as the more easily accessible constituent comes first.