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1 LECTURE 6 – DERIVATION AND INFLECTION Goals: the goal of this lecture is to give an introduction to word derivation by examining some examples from English, and also to establish a method for distinguishing word derivation and inflection by a host of commonly used attributes. By the end of the lecture, the student should have a good understanding of how to distinguish derivational and inflectional morphology, and also how to find the relevant data for doing so. This method will be necessary for the final project, where the student will be asked to examine and classify data for a language other than English. Exercises (3), (4) and (5) in the back of UM chapter 4 are helpful in learning this method. Keywords: word derivation, tests for classifying derivational and inflectional morphology Reading: UM 4.2 and 4.3 TALKING ABOUT DERIVATIONAL MORPHOLOGY Definitions: denominal, deadjectival, deverbal, base, derivative Ex. vaporize is a denominal verb in Jacob vaporized the pizza in the micro. Question: do the category changes observed with some derivational process have any consequences for the hierarchical structure of words?
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