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What is modification?

 

Definition
 

Modification is a morphological process which produces an alteration within a root or stem.

Example (English)
 
  • The root man is modified when it it undergoes the pluralization that results in the form men.

    Source:

    Matthews 1991 136

  • Kinds
      Here are some kinds of modifications:
     
    Generic
      A modification is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Matthews 1991 136

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 196

     

    Crystal 1985 263


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