Comparison of nominal compounds between English and Chinese
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Compounding is a major method of word formation in the language of English and Chinese. However, due to the characteristics of the languages themselves: English being a language that demonstrates itself more on the morphological aspect whereas Chinese, in contrast concentrates more on the semantic aspects; differences appear along with many similarities. In this work, the very basic element – morphemes are taken as the start to see what differences may be caused. Since compounding possesses an almost a same structure of phrases, then, how to distinguish them will be a problem to discuss.