Andrew Spencer

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The article summarizes the principal formal, syntagmatic and semantic aspects of deriva- tional morphology. The formal aspects include stem formation and selection as well as affixational and non-affixational operations. Under syntagmatic aspects we consider the internal structure of derived words, including affix ordering, morphophonological restrictions and paradigmatic aspects. In the semantico-syntactic aspects we include the prototypical semantic categories of derivation, as well as argument structure alternations, such as causatives, applicatives and passives, derivational relationships that do not involve any semantic component, and evaluative morphology (diminutives/augmenta- tives).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWord-Formation
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Handbook of the Languages of Europe
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783110246254
ISBN (Print)9783110246247
StatePublished - Mar 30 2015


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