Philology Matters


The present article is devoted to the linguistic status of the Greco-Latin components of the compound words such as “megaplanet, acrophobe, cardiology”, etc. In the linguistic literature there is no unanimous approach concerning their linguistic status.
The authors analyzing numerous examples of compound words of Greek and Latin elements try to prove the difference between them and affixal morphemes by stressing on their role of word-forming stems in the structure of compound words and call them as structural-dependent stems. But at the same time from the semantic point of view they are considered as independent lexical language units, the property which makes communication possible among community members.

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