The Semantics of Stems and Selection Rules in Word-Building
В. Англицкас
Published 1978-12-01

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Англицкас В. (1978) “The Semantics of Stems and Selection Rules in Word-Building”, Kalbotyra, 29(3), pp. 73–78. Available at: (Accessed: 27June2022).


The analysis of nouns motivated by personal nouns shows that there is a set of selection rules in modem English word-building which are based on the semantics of stems. They manifest themselves in different combining abilities of stems belonging to different lexical groups with synonymous suffixes.

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