The problem of quasisuffixation in modern English
Gulnara Gimaletdinova, Liliia Shaekhova
Available Online June 2017.
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- affixation, quasisuffix, connotative meaning, neologism, blending, suffix.
- The study examines the semantics of derivatives formed by means of quasisuffixes. The functional aspect of such morphemes as -geddon/-mageddon, -erati, -pocalypse, -licious and -splaining is analyzed. The authors attempt to make a distinction between the terms of "suffix" and "quasisuffix". The discussion of terminology complements the issue of English word formation and throws light to the morphological status of quasisuffixes. The study's findings support the idea that quasisuffixes are relatively autonomous derivational morphemes marked by pragmatic features and the ability to develop connotative meanings.
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TY - CONF AU - Gulnara Gimaletdinova AU - Liliia Shaekhova PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - The problem of quasisuffixation in modern English BT - Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 244 EP - 247 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.62 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.62 ID - Gimaletdinova2017/06 ER -