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Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan
Th e identifi cation of a compound as endocentric or exocentric depends on the notion of head: if a compound has a head (or two), it is called endocentric; if it has no head, it is called exocentric. Exocentricity, however, has been usually assumed as a unitary notion, exactly because the notion of head has been generally interpreted as a unitary notion. In this paper we will fi rst provide typologically based data on the dimension and limits of exocentricity, and then we will argue that thedoi:10.11435/gengo.135.0_49 fatcat:oi4afjvms5cgxddp6ezmixok3m