More specific processing factors involved in the limits of syntagmatic extension of affixation, such as semantic transparency, affixal
salience, expectedness of the affixal
combination and the pattern character of the combination, are discussed in section 3.1.
The two word-formation processes that take part in the formation of adjectives in Old English are both of an affixal
nature: prefixation and suffixation.
(55) lokk-a-n go-PT-1EXCL 'I run.' (56) a- lcps-a- n 1-3NSGA-beat-PT-1EXCL 'They beat me.' (57) lcps-u- n beat- 3O- 1EXCL I beat him.' In fact, in <-na>, /n/ occurs in the onset position of an affixal
string followed by a vowel which fills the nucleus position.
negation, or morphological negation (Givon, English 202): this type of negation is marked by the presence of a negative affix.
negation in English and other languages: An investigation of restricted productivity (Supplement to Word 20.2, Monograph 5).
by looking at the distribution of affixal
inflection and irregular past separately.
This work aims at filling this gap by carrying out a complete analysis of the category, status and patterns of the bases of derivation of Old English affixal
variation is limited even within the grammatical cases, as only the partitive and the genitive plural endings in table 4 have multiple realizations, and even this variation is partly conditioned by metrical and phonological factors.
However, even Nichols (1986: 87), whose principle of "Headward Migration" posits a one-way path of development in the movement of affixal
morphology from dependent to head, allows that "[r]eversal of the headward-migration principle can only occur because of boundaryshifts." The pause phenomena examined in this article may well represent the first stage of such a boundary shift in Dalabon.
Gonzalez Torres, Elisa 2009: Affixal
Nouns in Old English: Morphological Description, Multiple Bases and Recursivity.
In Indo-European languages, classes are predominantly marked by affixal
variation, while inflectional stems tend to be relatively constant.
The question formation rule [T.sub.q] also operates on the affixal
position, interchanging this with the first clement of the sentence, that is, the subject.
The most serious criticism of the affix-stripping hypothesis concerns the fact that a mere listing of affixal
conjunctions it presupposes fails to express word-formation rules governing the order of application of affixes, phonological and orthographic interactions between roots and affixes, as well as restrictions upon conjunctions.