WORD FORMATION IN COGNITIVE GRAMMAR

Afrime Emini

Abstract


This study aims to introduce the major themes involved in field of morphology. Starting with morphology in general and the necessary processes which it involves and then the rest of the study is divided into three cognitive frameworks. It contains the cognitive assumptions, touches upon cognitive mechanism and addresses the cognitive operations. To achieve its mission, the study informs more fully about such productive processes in word formation in English as derivation and compounding. It aims to develop the skills in analyzing morphological expressions, familiarize them with mechanisms used in forming composite words, and inform for their interpretation. Also helps to expand the vocabulary and understand the conditions under which lexical choices are made. This study provides an in-depth analysis of English morphology.

Keywords: Morphology, word, morpheme, word formation, framework Cognitive Morphology–Cognitive Grammar, Cognitive Assumptions, Cognitive mechanism, Cognitive operations, etc.

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