Prefixation in English and Albanian languages

Olsa Xhina

Abstract


Word-formation process is of great interest to the linguists as they affect the language vocabulary enhancement. In both English and Albanian languages one of the most productive word-formation processes is derivation including prefixation and suffixation. Prefixation is a way of enlarging vocabularies and forming new lexical forms. Prefixes are classifying, they do not change the lexico-grammatical category of the word.This paper aims at studying some crucial issues on prefixation in both English and Albanian languages. It will analyze the characteristics of English and Albanian prefixes in a various ways; their types and classifications in both languages by comparing and contrasting. The classification is mostly done basing on different principles related to some of their typical features and their meanings. These will be studied into depth in order to examine the productivity by means of prefixation in both languages.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p253


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