ERIC Number: ED370425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Word-Level Nominalization in Choctaw.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n2 p57-85 1994
This work discusses the limits of conversion, or zero-derivation, as a nominalization process in the Choctaw language. It demonstrates that Choctaw relies on zero derivation for many nominalizations, but that this is a process occurring in the lexicon and therefore not a word formation rule. It also asserts that there is one reliable lexeme-level nominalizing affix, "naa-," since this prefix conforms to the theoretical constraints that both the base and the product of a word formation rule be predictable. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Word Formation
Note: For the serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 022 191.