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Sauer, Hans (2019): ASPECTS OF OLD ENGLISH WORD-FORMATION: COMPOUNDS IN THE OE ELEGIES AND THE CAPITULA OF THEODULF. In: British and American Studies, Vol. 25: pp. 215-235
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Abstract

The paper analyses compounds and related formations in some of the Old English elegies as well as in the ThCapA (Theodulfi Capitula, A version). Both texts (or groups of texts) show the productivity of compounding, and both show that noun + noun compounds were the most productive type of compounds. But they also show significant differences: Whereas many compounds in the elegies are due to the poetic principle of variation, some compounds in the ThCapA are or may be loan-translations based on Latin models.