Coordinative Compound


Coordinative compounds are compounds where there is no overt head. The meaning of coordinative compounds is the sum of the compounded morphemes taken together.


  • Secwepemctsín:
    • Gibson (1973) provides an example of coordinative compounds in Secwepemctsín, exemplified as follows:
      • płskʷoséʔ kəI have a son
        • Comprised of pł-possess’ + -skʷoséʔson‘ + -kə inflection