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The Representation and Processing of Compound Words$
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Gary Libben and Gonia Jarema

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199228911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.001.0001

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Doghouse/Chien-maison/Niche: Approaches to the understanding of compound processing in bilinguals

Doghouse/Chien-maison/Niche: Approaches to the understanding of compound processing in bilinguals

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(p.125) 6 Doghouse/Chien-maison/Niche: Approaches to the understanding of compound processing in bilinguals
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The Representation and Processing of Compound Words
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ERIKA S. LEVY

MIRA GORAL

LORAINE K. OBLER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.003.0006

This chapter explores relevant work in the fields of the bilingual lexicon and cross-linguistic compound variation, which should contribute to research investigating questions that surface at the interface of the two fields—that is, when bilinguals process compounds. It begins with an overview of what is known about the bilingual lexicon from psycholinguistic studies of monomorphemic words, in order to provide concepts useful for discussions of compounding. It then discusses compounds and particular characteristics of compounds that vary crosslinguistically, thereby raising questions about how such differences might affect the way bilinguals process compounds. These questions lead to several hypotheses; the chapter reviews the small number of experiments that provide data relevant to these hypotheses, and suggests directions for future studies to better understand the mental representation of compound words and morphological processing within the bilingual lexicon.

Keywords:   compound words, bilingual lexicon, cross linguistic variation

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