Greek derivational affixes

roots or categorizers?

Authors

  • Artemis Alexiadou

Abstract

In this paper, I am concerned with the status of derivational affixes in Distributed
Morphology: are these roots or categorizers? I will compare Greek to English and Dutch, as
some derivational affixes in these two languages have been claimed to be roots. I will show
that Greek derivational affixes are categorizers, and I will offer an explanation that capitalizes
on the stress properties of Greek derivational affixes.

Published

2021-12-14