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The use of affixation in academic English: A lexical explanation on affixation, root and meaning

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G. H. Abeyweera

Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of English Language Teaching

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Abstract

This research paper attempts to provide a detailed lexical explanation on ‘the use of affixation in academic English in the context of word formation. The use of affixation in words may lead to word formation contributing to sentence construction while sentence construction leading into paragraph creations. The research further illustrates how meaning of the words/ lexis is changed with affixation together with the functional change with affixations when words are combined into sentences. The analysis is mainly focused on affixations linked to word and thereby changing the meaning of lexis used in the context of sentence constructions. Data required for the research is taken mainly from the documents search in relation to language study and such other materials in the study of affixations. The methodology used in this research is document checklists methods for gathering sufficient data. The interpretation of the use of affixation shall facilitate the students, practitioners and future researchers in comprehending the use of affixation in producing creative, innovative and meaningful texts in all types of writings particularly in academic writing.
How to Cite: Abeyweera, G. H. (2020). The use of affixation in academic English: A lexical explanation on affixation, root and meaning. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review, 5(4), 179–190. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jsshr.v5i4.62
Published on 30 Dec 2020.
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