A lexical-semantic approach, however, does not favour such a proposal, since there are several affixes, such as the plural suffix -s or the iterative prefix re-, which are not heads of their formations and which can also affect the quantitative characteristics of the base.
The proposed analysis shows that the distinction between category-changing and category-maintaining affixation is not subtle enough to deal with the difference between the contribution of -hood and a diminutive such as -eli; based on this distinction, both affixes are considered as category-maintaining.
Although affixes which denote locations seems to denote a relatively restricted range of other meanings, there does not seem to be any hierarchy of meanings or any implicational scales such as that a language where the marker is used for both location and patient it will also be used for instrument, for instance.
It is worth drawing attention to the fact that affixes so often share the meanings of location and instrument, given that various scholars have commented on the supposed naturalness of a syncretism between instrument and agent (e.g., Booij 1986 and subsequent publications, Dressler 1986).
I will show that the mutual selection and ordering of evaluative affixes
entail intricate interactions among multiple factors related to phonological, morphological, semantic and pragmatic properties of both affixes
* RQ3: Does each cluster of competition follow the general trend of resolution that is found for the pattern as a whole for these competing affixes
The model developed by Taft (2003) and Taft and Nguyen-Hoan (2010) offers a general framework within which we can explain holistic processing of complex words with unproductive affixes
and indirect morphological processing of complex words with productive affixes
; it also supports an early mandatory morphological parsing stage.
6.3.67 arurdvisadajantasya mum, provides the augment where the final compound element is formed by adding affixes
marked with kh after roots.
The following are the ten least productive affixes
in our corpus according to type frequency:
Probably, the main objection raised against Baayen's approach concerns his free comparison of affixes
with very different type and token frequency, which has relevant effects on productivity.
The novel proposal we make is that the vast majority of category-changing derivational affixes
in English add a function that corresponds in featural content to one of the major semantic categories of simplex lexemes, namely the categories in (16).
Sometimes he paints on glass, peels the image off, and affixes
it to another support.
Salone (2000) showed that an event-semantic analysis could contribute to the understanding of syntax and semantics of verbal affixes
in Bantu languages.
The selected switch region produces an RNA strand that affixes
itself to the DNA that spawned it, the investigators found.
I argue that derivational adaptation should be recognized as an (optional) adaptation process similar to inflectional adaptation and I identify three techniques of derivational adaptation: substitution, addition, and truncation of derivational affixes