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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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Affixation on compounds and phrases

Affixation on compounds and phrases

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(p.509) Chapter 22 Affixation on compounds and phrases
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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/9780198747062.003.0022

This chapter addresses the issue of derivation on bases that are compounds or phrases. It is shown that it is not at all rare to find derivational affixes in English appearing on compound bases, and that phrasal bases are also not as rare as intuitions or the literature might suggest. First the data are reviewed, much of which can be found in previous chapters treating specific types of derivation. Then the factors are considered that might contribute to the ability of an affix to take a compound or phrasal base. Finally, the chapter raises the issue of whether affixation to compounds and phrases is restricted to those structures that are highly lexicalized, and concludes that this is not the case.

Keywords:   derivation, affixation, compound, phrase, lexicalization

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