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Compound Words, Processing of

  • By: Victor Kuperman
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Compounds are words (doorbell) with a complex structure consisting of two or more lexical constituents (door and bell). The lexical processing of compounds began drawing the interest of psycholinguists in the 1970s and has since become a fruitful domain for ...