Suspended affixation with derivational suffixes and lexical integrity

Faruk Akkuş

Abstract


In this paper, I investigate suspended affixation, particularly suspended affixation formed with derivational suffixes with a focus on Turkish. Showing that this phenomenon is attested in both the nominal and verbal domain, I defend the argument that such constructions cannot be reduced to an account of natural coordination or be explained as being part of the lexical word formation. Accordingly, I discuss the relevance of the suspended affixation for the morphology-syntax interface. I conclude that it might have significant implications for the Lexical Integrity Hypothesis (LIH).

Keywords


suspended affixation; Lexical Integrity Hypothesis; derivational suffixes; coordination

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