Lead researcher Mitsuhiko Ota said, "Our findings suggest that diminutives and reduplication
, which are frequently found in baby talk words - across many different languages - can facilitate the early stage of vocabulary development."
Since, however, the individual word-formation processes are characterized by unequal numbers of basic comparables (27 in compounding, 17 in both suffixation and prefixation, 12 in conversion, 6 in reduplication
, etc.), the absolute saturation value does not enable us to compare the relative role of various word-formation processes.
Landis, "Illusory reduplication
of one's own body: Phenomenology and classification of autoscopic phenomena," Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, vol.
BIN4, a novel component of the plant DNA topoisomerase VI complex, is required for endo reduplication
This assumes that all languages have segmentable morphemes as their smallest meaningful unit, as such have affixation as the only morphological process while taking other processes like reduplication
as special affixation.
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A clear illustration of the dependency of morphology on phonological markedness constraints can be seen in the phenomenon of reduplication
Acheoah (2013) analyzed the morphology of English and Afenmai (a Nigerian language) and found that processes of prefixing, compounding, derivation of one word-class from another and reduplication
were common in those two languages.
In the second sentence, the reduplication
"agir agir" <<very slowly>>, and in the third and fourth sentences, the adjectives "eski" <<old>> and "tahta" <<wooden>> were added to the sentence, respectively.
, compounding, serial verb constructions (Riddle 2008) or in the semantic underspecification and concomitant context-driven interpretations (Bisang 2009).
Many common English words came about through the process of reduplication
: the repetition of a root word or part of a root word, often with a vowel change.