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Inflection is a change of form a lexical unit undergoes to make various grammatical distinctions. It is different from derivation in that it does not create new lexical entries, it is predictable, and the number of inflectional devices is limited (Dressler 1989; Derivation). For example, the words walk-walks-walked-(be)walking are inflected forms of the verb walk. Other terms used for inflec…

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Schwarzwald, Ora (Rodrigue), “Inflection”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000759>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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