The productivity of #Ness and +ity

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Author Al Easa, Noor Sultan en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:35:29Z en_US
Publication Date 1994 en_US
Publication Name Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center
Citation Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center, 1994, No. 6, Pages 9-. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8385 en_US
Abstract The theme of this paper is associated with word -formation rules that deal with productivity; however, the main discussion will be limited to morphological productivity. If a WFR is productive, then the native speaker can produce and understand new words. The productivity of two nominal suffixes, #ness and +ity, when attached to adjectives ending in Xal, Xar and Xic is the main issue of this research. The question deals with the derivation of nouns from adjectives and how productive these nominal suffixes are; even though there are pragmatic restrictions on word lengths and whether the process in question is actually that of suffixation or prefixation.
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject English Language en_US
Title The productivity of #Ness and +ity en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 9- en_US
Issue Number 6 en_US


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