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What is affixation?



Affixation is the morphological process whereby an affix is attached to a root or stem.

Example (English)
  • In English, the plural morpheme suffix is added to job, rat, and kiss to form the following forms:

    • jobs
    • rats
    • kisses
  • Generic
      Affixation is a kind of

    Matthews 1991 131

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