How To How To Understand The Adjective Plus Noun Compound
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This paper aims at the study on the interpretation of adjectival components in the adjective plus noun construction in terms of syntax-lexicon interface. In accordance with the right-handed rule, it is the head, that decides the most semantic and morphologic properties of the compound in a compound structure, so the adjectival components only get the lexical meaning and semantic realization with the heads. The interpretation can be various according to different kinds of adjective plus noun compound (ascriptive and associative). Although the associative adjective looks like noun morph-syntactically, it is an adjective semantically. This makes it possible to interpret associative adjectives as ascriptive ones under the same rule.