Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)

The problem of quasisuffixation in modern English

Authors
Gulnara Gimaletdinova, Liliia Shaekhova
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Gulnara Gimaletdinova
Available Online June 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.62How to use a DOI?
Keywords
affixation, quasisuffix, connotative meaning, neologism, blending, suffix.
Abstract
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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-354-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.62How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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