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PHONOLOGY/MORPHOLOGY: a word formation process by which some part of a base (= a segment, syllable, morpheme) is repeated, either to the left, or to the right, or, occasionally, in the middle. EXAMPLE: Tagalog, a language spoken at the Philippines has many reduplication rules, resulting in forms like (i) and (ii):

(i)  sulat			'writing'
     su-sulat   		'will write'
(ii) mag-sulat-sulat	        'to write intermittently'

LIT. Broselow, J. & J. McCarthy (1983)
Clements,G.N. (1985)
Marantz, A. (1982)
Spencer, A. (1991)