Complex Signs and Pseudo-composites

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Author Munia, Mohamed Saleem en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:35:38Z en_US
Publication Date 2001 en_US
Citation Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center, 2001, No. 13, Pages 7-31. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8393 en_US
Abstract The purpose of the present paper is to try to find an answer to the question: how are complex signs analyzed in English morphology in the context of Axiomatic Functionalist Theory? The paper provides the tools for analyzing items like hatless, penniless, lioness, countess, hooliganism, and Marxism which are traditionally recognized as morphologically complex, each consisting of two morphemes: a free morpheme and a bound morpheme. With an eye to the notions sign and complex sign as envisaged in Axiomatic Functionalist Linguistics three of these items namely, penniless, countess and Marxism turn out to be unanalyzable, i.e. pseudo-composites en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject English Language en_US
Title Complex Signs and Pseudo-composites en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 7-31 en_US
Issue Number 13 en_US


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