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IJLLL 2024 Vol.10(2): 128-130
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2024.10.2.498

Coordinate and Subordinate Compounds in Chinese Morphology: A Cognitive Approach

Ba Lei
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HKSAR, China
Email: lba@connect.ust.hk

Manuscript received November 28, 2023; revised January 10, 2024; accepted January 30, 2024; published March 15, 2024

Abstract—Chinese compounds, particularly those categorized as subordinate and coordinate, hold considerable importance in Chinese morphology. The intricacies of these compound structures often pose challenges, even for native speakers, as their identification relies on an understanding of ancient Chinese semantics. This research endeavor aims to conduct a comprehensive analysis of abstract morphemes within these two types of Chinese compounds, with a particular focus on their semantic aspects. The cognitive approach proves to be highly effective in examining the internal structure of these compounds, as well as the diverse combinations of morphemes. Furthermore, this study offers valuable teaching implications pertaining to the morphological processes involved in Chinese characters.

Keywords—compound words, Chinese, subordinate, coordinate, modify, semantic relationship


Cite: Ba Lei, "Coordinate and Subordinate Compounds in Chinese Morphology: A Cognitive Approach," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 128-130, 2024.

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