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affix

(a′fiks″) [L. affixus, fastened to]
An element attached to a word that alters its meaning, e.g., a prefix or a suffix.
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According to Scalise (1988), these affixes have no categorial specification and do not obey the Unitary Base Hypothesis (Aronoff 1976).
The results were interpreted as evidence for different processing of complex words according to the productivity of the affixes--in other words, that the reader processed complex words made up of productive or unproductive affixes differently.
The derivation would still depend upon pure semantics--disembodied meanings still unencumbered by corresponding speech forms--to condition the proper affixes and compound formation.
of Nevada, Reno) present a revised resource text for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to help students in the syllables and affixes stage of development--usually in grades 3 through 8.
Tagging was done manually and served for the retrieval of varied items (not only the lexically-dependent), and for easier examination of the tendencies of the affixes studied in terms of the word-classes involved.
This is due to the different token frequency of the four suffixes in the corpus: whereas -mento and -mente rank among the most frequent Italian affixes, -nza occupies an intermediate position and -(t)ura is much less frequent.
Are locations typically denoted by affixes whose primary function is to mark something else (as in English) or whose primary function is to mark location?
In this article, we will look in some detail at the semantics of the affixes -er (writer) and -ee (employee) in English, at the affix -er (schrijver 'writer') in Dutch, and at the fact that Dutch seems to lack a specific process of word formation analogous to -ee in English.
Four years in the making, this easy to install product affixes to virtually all A/C condensers and will save homeowners up to 30% in monthly electrical costs.
Relative to derivation, the focus is generally on category-changing affixes, whose combinatorics is primarily determined by the functions sequentially attributed to the added affixes.
The system also affixes cards with adhesive, rather than inserting them into slits or holes on the form," Johnson said.
The new module accurately affixes up to 3,000 labels per hour -- keeping pace with the other modules in the Maxsys(TM) system.