Word Formation
(3,142 words)

1. Introduction

Word formation is concerned with how words, or to be more precise, lexemes, are formed through various morphological processes from bases and morphemes, which in Modern Hebrew may be either discontinuous or linear; discontinuous morphemes include roots and patterns, while linear morphemes include affixes (prefixes and suffixes).

The word formation of Modern Hebrew can be class…

Cite this page
Sadan (Tsuguya Sasaki), Tsvi, “Word Formation”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 February 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000762>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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