This chapter surveys some of the most important issues in Romance compounding. It covers distinctions between compound types; relationship between compounding, juxtaposition, reduplication, and univerbation and issues of transparency and opacity; patterns of productivity; phonetic and phonological effects of compounding. Specific topics dealt with include: heads; Latin and Romance compounds; overview of compounding in Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian; reduplication; morphological processes of iteration.
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