Análise da Estrutura Interna das Palavras Complexas Parassintéticas

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Parasynthetics are the type of complex words which have received less attention in Portuguese . However, for recent models of morphological analysis, parasynthesis has become a crucial problem. In this short paper, the traditional proposals (e.g. Said Ali [1931] 1964) will be confronted with other approaches, in particular those in which parasynthesis is understood as circumfixation (e.g. Pottier 1962, Booij 1977, Bosque 1982 and Rio-Torto 1994), or in which parasynthetics are not considered either (e.g., Aronoff 1976 and Scalise 1984). From the analysis of the structures a-X-ar, a-X-ejar and a-X-ecer, the complexity of parasynthetic derivation and, therefore, the difficulty of representing the products generated by this process of word formation, will be emphasized.
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationLisboa
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCadernos WGT
VolumeRepresentação / Org. M. T. Brocardo


  • Morphology
  • parasynthesys
  • word-formation

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