derivational morphology

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the part of grammar that deals with the derivations of words

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In Lieber, Rochelle and Pavol Stekauer (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology. Oxford: Oxford U.P.: 67-83.
We have devised a methodology that consists of the following steps: (i) the retrieval of all records of strong verbs from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus (; (6) (ii) the identification of all inflectional forms of strong verbs relevant for derivational morphology; (iii) the isolation of basic strong verbs; (iv) the compilation of derivational paradigms; (v) the identification of the vocalic contrasts holding in derivation; (vi) the classification of the contrasts based on ablaut; and (vii) the distinction of phonologically motivated alternations from instances of allomorphic variation.
The results show that for all grades flexional morphology tasks were easier than derivational morphology ones.
In addition, the current evidence focuses on Dutch and English, Germanic languages with a very different morphology from Spanish, whose derivational morphology is particularly rich.
Sindhi is an example of indo-aryan language with rich inflectional and derivational morphology. It contains high number of inflectional forms.
In contrast to inflectional morphology, derivational morphology often yields words from a different form class via affixation.
The spelling's the thing: Knowledge of derivational morphology in orthography and phonology among older students.
The final section of the grammatical description is a substantial chapter on word derivation and compounding, one of the fullest accounts of derivational morphology to be found in modern Polynesian grammars.
The variety in word forms comes from both inflectional and derivational morphology, and stemmers are usually designed to handle both, although in some systems stemming consists solely of handling simple plurals.
Students recognized cognate stems of suffixed words more easily than non-cognate stems, suggesting that in closely-related languages such as Spanish and English, cross-language transfer may play a role not just in recognizing individual words but also in the learning of derivational morphology. (Author)