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What is reduplication?

 

Definition
 

Reduplication is a morphological process in which a rootor stem or part of it is repeated.

Example (Ilocano, Philippines)
 

Singular

Plural

pingan 'dish'

pingpingan 'dishes'

talon 'field'

taltalon 'fields'

Generic
  Reduplication is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 193

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 183

 

Anderson, Stephen 1985 169

 

Comrie and Thompson 1985 396

 

Mish 1991 988


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