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Derivation

  • Definition: In phonology, a process by which an underlying form is changed as phonological rules act upon it. In morphology, a morphological process that changes a word's lexical category or its meaning in some predictable way.

    Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson

  • Listed under: Morphology, Phonological Rule

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