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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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Combination of affixes

Combination of affixes

Chapter:
(p.492) (p.493) Chapter 21 Combination of affixes
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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
Author(s):

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0021

This chapter discusses complex words that have more than one affix. First it looks at combinations of suffixes and combinations of prefixes, the areas on which research on affix combination has traditionally focused. Then it discusses types of derivative that have received little attention in the literature, those in which a prefix and a suffix are found in a single word, considering the issue of parasynthetic affixation as well. It also takes up the intersection of conversion with affixation, combinations including inflections, and derivatives involving more than two affixes. This chapter focuses on the extent to which a complexity-based approach predicts the behaviour of complex words in English.

Keywords:   affixal combination, parasynthesis, conversion, inflection, derivation

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