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|Title: ||WORD FORMATION IN OYDA|
|Authors: ||DILNESAW, ABRAHAM|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Haile Eyesus Engidashet|
|Copyright: ||2003 |
|Date Added: ||19-Apr-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||There are several word formation processes, in Oyda. What they all have
in common is that they take an existing base and produce a new form.It is
investigated that only nominals, verbals and adjectivals can be used as bases in
the formation of derivatives and that only these form classes can be the products
of word formation. Therefore, the body of this study explores the nominalization,
verbalization, adjectivalization and compounding processes.
In the process of nominalization, the paper examines the derivation of
abstract, agentive, manner, gerundive and process/result nominals. Regarding
verbals, the thesis presents the derivation of causative, passive, intensive/iterative
and reciprocal verbals. In the formation of adjectivals, the study analysis
adjectival forms produced by different derivational suffixes, such as –iDe, -its,-
anco, -e, -a –o and –ma.
Concerning the process of compound words, the paper also discusses the
formation of compound nominals, compound adjectivals, and compound verbals.
Besides, the phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic
constraints observed in the process of nominalization, verbalization,
adjectivalization, and compounding are examined.
A number of word formation rules are also developed in order to handle
the various possible ways of derivation and compounding. Concerning
compounding the percolation of the category label from the head to the entire
compounds is visualized by using a feature percolation convention.|
THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATESTUDIES ADDIS ABABA
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER
OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Linguistics|
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