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Title: Word formation in girirra
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Baye Yimam,(Dr)
Askale, Lemma
Keywords: Ethiopia. [t has not been morphologically described
Issue Date: Jun-1994
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Girirra is believed to be one of the Eastern Lowland Cushitic Languages of Ethiopia. [t has not been morphologically described so far. This study attempts to examine the structure of its words on the basis of the theoretical framework known as the Lexical Hypothesis. Particularly it follows the weak Lexicalist Hypothesis of Siegel (1974), Aronoff (1976), and Allen (1978). The study describes the processes of nominalization, verbalization, and adjectivization. The study attempts to describe the roots or stems from which nouns, verbs and adjectives are derived along with the affixes that derive them, and the rules that govern the processes. Compounding and reduplication are al so examined as morphological processes. The study also attempts to describe the position of the head of words. In both affixation and compounding, the head is considered to be either the constituent which has the same syntactic feature as the whole word or that which determines the central meaning of the word.
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