A Unique Native Prefix in English Language
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 29-34
Received: Dec. 23, 2013; Published: Feb. 28, 2014
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Branka Mladenovic, Department of Linguistic, Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University, Serbia
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History of English derivational system shows that only a few native prefixes, particularly negative, have survived the influx of foreign ones. There is though one native negative prefix, i.e. un- which has not only survived but has continued to be almost equally productive. The results we have got prove our assumption that it is due to different ‘nature’ of prefix un- in comparison with other native negative prefixes.
Derivation, Suffixes, Prefixes, Logical/Practical Meaning
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Branka Mladenovic, A Unique Native Prefix in English Language, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 29-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140202.11
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