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Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001

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Derived verbs

Derived verbs

Chapter:
(p.267) Chapter 13 Derived verbs
Source:
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
Author(s):

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0013

This chapter first discusses the verb-forming prefixes a‑, be‑, fore‑, and en‑. This is followed by a description of verbal suffixation by ‑ize, ‑ify, and ‑ate, conversion into verbs, back-formation, and other processes. The first part of the chapter covers formal properties and considers the phonological characteristics of the different types of affixed forms. The second part of the chapter is devoted to the semantic characteristics of the various kinds of derived verb. Finally, the competition between the different verb-deriving processes is summarized.

Keywords:   derived verb, suffixation, conversion, back-formation, causative, resultative, ornative, locative, similative, performative

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