IS A Condition
MORPHOLOGY: a condition proposed by Allen (1978) to express two
salient facts about compounds: (a) the syntactic category of a compound is
determined by its rightmost member, (b) the meaning of a compound is contained
in the meaning of its rightmost member.
EXAMPLE: the English compound houseboat is a noun as is
boat, and a houseboat is a kind of boat. The Is A Condition
is the predecessor of Williams' (1981a)
Righthand Head Rule.
|LIT.||Allen, M.R. (1978)|
Williams, E. (1981a)