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Functional Operations
(2,443 words)

Functional operations are rules that can be used to describe synchronic, diachronic, or ontogenetic changes of mainly lexical meaning by applying the processes of morphological derivation, compounding, and semantic derivation (metaphors, metonymies, etc.). They may also be used for borrowings, frozen phrases, and central grammatical derivations like aspect and voice in Slavic.

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Lehmann, Volkmar, “Functional Operations”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032176>
First published online: 2020



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