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Bouyei word formation

Publication: Studii de lingvistică, 2, p. 45-58
Publisher:Facultatea de Litere din Oradea
Abstract:The Bouyei language is divided into three vernaculars, the southern vernacular, the central vernacular and the southwestern vernacular. This paper aims to describe the lexicology of the southern vernacular of the Bouyei language focusing on word formation process. Bouyei words are formed by affixing, compounding and reduplicating. First, the affixation consists of prefixing and suffixing. Infixing is not found in this language. Second, the compound is divided into the semantic and syntactic compound. Finally, the reduplication is divided into the simple and complex reduplication. The simple reduplication is normally used to emphasize the meaning of the root or to indicate plurality.
Key words:Bouyei grammar, Bouyei word formation, Bouyei word structure, Bouyei language, affixation
Language: English

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38David CrystalA Dictionary of Linguistics and PhoneticsBlackwell1985; 1991; 1997; 2003; 2008

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