'word' words

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Apr 28 16:40:48 UTC 2008

On Apr 28, 2008, at 9:06 AM, Larry Horn wrote about "collie dog" and
the like.

i'm trying to keep score here.  i *think* we've looked at four
different phenomena:

1. contrastive focus reduplication ("It's wasn't a DATE-date")

2. subtype + type ("collie dog", "borscht soup", "kimono robe", etc.);
is there a name for these things?

3. bilingual redundancy ("Mount Fujiyama")

4. abbreviation redundancy ("ATM machine')

have i missed anything (beyond subtypes of these four)?


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