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Out of Order?: Russian Prefixes, Complexity-based Ordering and Acyclicity

  title={Out of Order?: Russian Prefixes, Complexity-based Ordering and Acyclicity},
  author={Robert Joshua Reynolds},
There is a longstanding debate about how to appropriately model the combinability of affixes, especially English suffixes. One widely accepted principle is the notion of so-called selectional restrictions, i.e. grammatical requirements of particular affixes. For example, the suffix -ness can only combine with adjectival bases. Hay (2002) proposed a psycholinguistic approach to affix ordering now known as Complexity-Based Ordering (CBO), which claims that affix order is determined by the… Expand


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