COGNITIVE MECHANISMS OF COMPOUNDING
Russian State University for the Humanities
The paper deals with cognitive mechanisms of meaning interpretation in compounds. Models of description of their meaning are discussed. Russian root com-pounding is examined in detail; the attributive model of unalienable possession is marked. The experimental data on interpreting the unknown compounds demonstrating different strategies are discussed, with some conclusions on the relation of predictability and frequency of interpretations.
compounding, models of description, types of Russian compounding, attributive model of unalienable possession, imperative model, cognitive strategies of interpretation, predictability of meaning