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Compound Affix Ordering Generalization

MORPHOLOGY: a generalization which entails that Class I affixes cannot appear outside compounds, while some Class II affixes may appear both inside and outside compounds. In other words, only Class II affixes may attach to compounds. EXAMPLE: the English Class I negative prefix in- may not attach to compound adjectives (*in-self-sufficient), while its Class II counterpart un- may (un-self-sufficient).
LIT. Halle, M. & K.P. Mohanan (1985)
Kiparsky, P. (1982)
Selkirk, E. O. (1982a)
Spencer, A. (1991)