box set

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 30 11:29:31 UTC 2002

At 11:41 PM +0000 1/30/02, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>--On Wednesday, January 30, 2002 6:21 pm +0000 Douglas Bigham
><TlhovwI at AOL.COM> wrote:
>>Maybe it has nothing to do with re-analyzing the words.  For example, with
>>"box set", you buy a set of CD's that come in a box... a "box set".
>But to me, 'box set' would mean 'a set of boxes'.  I'd have to go through
>the 'boxed set' stage to get to that 'in' meaning.
Different intonation, of course:  BOX set 'set of boxes' vs. box SET
'boxed set'

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