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Derivation in morphology refers to the process through which a new word is created by means of an alteration in form or structure. It differs from inflection, in which a word may be changed but no new lexical entry is formed (Dressler 1989). For instance, movement is derived from move by the addition of -ment and both words are listed in the lexicon, whereas the addition of -s to move or to movement (i.e…

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Schwarzwald, Ora (Rodrigue), “Derivation”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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