Japanese compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ is relatively productive compared to other ‘noun+verb’ type and shows various usages. So, this study analyzed how this compound verb is actually instantiated and how the word formation of this compound verb is motivated. Specifically, BCCWJ and NWJC was used to secure balance and representativeness as a corpus and, at the same time, to check how the usage of the compound verb is being extended. Also, this paper classified the noun parts of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ using ‘Word List by Semantic Principles’ and studied the pattern related to word formation. Noun parts of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ can be divided into ‘abstract relations’, ‘human activity-spirit and action’, ‘natural objects and natural phenomena’, but this paper only dealt with noun parts related to abstract relations because of the reason presented in the text.
Frame semantic approach was used to analyze the word formation of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’. The word formation of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ can take place based on the correspondence between noun parts and the verb ‘tukeru’. That’s why frame semantic approach was adopted to study the correspondence. The semantic frame of the verb ‘tukeru’ can be divided into main event, event participants, and related events. In this study, word formation of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ was discussed in relation to its related events. Related events of verb ‘dukeru’ could be divided into (i) access, contact, attachment, installation, (ii) supplementation, reinforcement, (iii) decoration, wear, (iv) index, system. The result of the analysis using Word List by Semantic Principles showed that most noun parts of compound verb ‘noun+dukeru’ belonged to ‘type’ and ‘aspect’. It is because of the fact that these categories have many nouns related to ‘supplementation, reinforcement’ and ‘index, system’