Structural Semantic Patterns with Negative Prefixes: A Case Study in English and Armenian

Anahit Hovhannisyan, Gevorg Barseghyan


The aim of this article is to provide a general overview of the unique architecture of verb compounds in English and Armenian.

It is well acknowledged that contrastive study can be used to get new insights into this or that linguistic phenomenon and the findings can prove to be useful both for the source and the target language. What is needed for cross-lingual comparison is structure perspectively, i.e., taking the meaning not the form as the starting point.

Our research question is two-fold: How are semantically structured verb compounds in negative prefixes and How are these patternings rendered from English into Armenian.

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