Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words

Second edition

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226245
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191710360 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics


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Derivation is the formation of lexemes by means of affixation, reduplication, conversion, or root-and-pattern morphology. The outputs of such processes often exhibit idiosyncratic properties. Morphological processes differ as to the number of constraints they are subject to and in their degree of productivity. Morphological analysis of complex words also comprises the investigation of constraints on affix ordering in multiply complex words.

Keywords: templates; productivity; affix ordering; output constraints; frequency

Chapter.  8649 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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