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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Derivational morphology

Derivational morphology

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(p.513) Chapter 28 Derivational morphology
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
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Franz Rainer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0028

This chapter surveys some of the principal aspects of Romance derivational morphology. It covers the distribution, morphophonology, semantics, transparency and productivity of the major prefixes, infixes, and derivational suffixes; word formation processes, loanword adaptions; learned forms; particular derivational processes; origin of derivational processes; parysnthesis; the ‘third stem’; non-canonical word-formation; conversion; reduplication; back-formation; clipping; truncation; exaptation; inchoative suffix; fuzzy categories; origins of derivational processes; adverbs; left-headedness; evaluative suffixes; denominal forms; deverbal forms; word games; verlan.

Keywords:   derivational morphology, prefixation, suffixation

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