Complex Signs and Pseudo-composites

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Complex Signs and Pseudo-composites

Show simple item record Munia, Mohamed Saleem en_US 2009-11-25T13:35:38Z 2009-11-25T13:35:38Z 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Documentation and Humanities Research Center, 2001, No. 13, Pages 7-31. en_US
dc.description.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
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Qatar University en_US
dc.subject English Language en_US
dc.title Complex Signs and Pseudo-composites en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.pagination 7-31 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 13 en_US

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