derivational morphology


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the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words

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This article focuses on derivational morphology and addresses the question as to how we can exploit its regularity to populate wordnets and to characterise both formal and semantic relations.
In this respect, I draw on the foundations of a structural-functional theory of morphology as laid out by Martin Arista (2008, 2009, 2011a, 2012b) concerning the concept of the word as a field of categories and functions at different levels and recursivity as a defining property of derivational morphology.
Further distinctions in type of category change are also shared between conversions and overt derivational morphology.
The most important conclusion it makes is that certain supposedly syntactic processes in Tamil must be considered instead to be morphological processes; to be more precise, they must be part of derivational morphology.
The derivational morphology of Old English is not only generalized but also fairly regular and predictable, as has been put forward by Kastovsky (1992) and Lass (1994).
While careful descriptive studies have clearly established that case stacking morphology really Is part of the inflectional morphology of these languages (rather than belonging to the derivational morphology or to the syntax), nonetheless the stacking behavior seems prototypically incremental and the fact that each affix appears to make an independent and discrete contribution to the hierarchical syntactic structure appears to lend itself most naturally to an incremental, morphemic (word-syntactic) view of word structure.
What have been regarded as formal devices for signalling "name-hood", "properness", and so on, are part of a language's derivational morphology.
That gender is determined by derivational morphology that makes use of gender information listed in the entry of the affix is also the case for Russian and German, as shown by Corbett (1991: 50).
A question inherent in the discussion of Middle English derivational morphology is that of productivity.
In contrast with inflectional morphology, derivational morphology allows the manipulation of semantic relations between morphological relatives.
In other words, the issue reads whether inflectional morphology and derivational morphology operate on different principles, namely, whether the two types of morphology, as distinguished traditionally, are fundamentally different.
Rule-based versus associative processes in derivational morphology.
In this sense, TNT and -ata/-aca suffixation differ from regular rules of derivational morphology.