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Word Formation Rule

MORPHOLOGY: a rule of grammar by which morphologically complex words are formed out of (free and/or bound) morphemes. Word formation rules are necessary in theories which assume that the lexicon only contains a set of underived words, and that complex words are derived from these listed forms.
LIT. Aronoff, M. (1976)
Halle, M. (1973)
Spencer, A. (1991)