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A Grammar of Akabea$
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Raoul Zamponi and Bernard Comrie

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198855798

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198855798.001.0001

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(p.69) 3 Stems
A Grammar of Akabea

Raoul Zamponi

Bernard Comrie

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the nature of Akabea roots and of stem-forming processes involving derivational affixes. Special attention is paid to the rich system of somatic (body-part) prefixes, to multicategorial stems, and to the typologically highly unusual phenomenon of Verb Root Ellipsis.

Keywords:   root, stem, derivational affix, somatic prefix, multicategorial stem, Verb Root Ellipsis

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