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Author Munia, Mohamed Saleemen_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:35:38Zen_US
Publication Date 2001en_US
Publication Name Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center
Citation Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center, 2001, No. 13, Pages 7-31.en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8393en_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-compositesen_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Qatar Universityen_US
Subject English Languageen_US
Title Complex Signs and Pseudo-compositesen_US
Type Articleen_US
Pagination 7-31en_US
Issue Number 13en_US


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