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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

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

Franz Rainer

Oxford University Press

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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