REDUPLICATION

I.            INTRODUCTION

Reduplication is a process of repeating a word, either wholly or partially (Brown, 2013). Reduplication is used in inflections to convey a grammatical function, such as plurality, intensification, etc., and in lexical derivation to create new words. There are at least two kinds of reduplication; full reduplication and partial reduplication. Continue reading

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ENGLISH HOMONYMY AND POLYSEMY

Words do not only have meanings, but they also have meaning relation to one another. The words can be related morphologically, by word formation rules, and semantically. In semantic, there are at least nine types of meaning relation. They are synonymy, antonymy, homonymy, polysemy, hypernymy, hyponymy, meronymy, holonymy, and troponymy. In this paper will be discussed the term Homonymy and Polysemy. Continue reading