Overstanding Idren

  title={Overstanding Idren},
  author={Benjamin Slade},
  journal={Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages},
  • Benjamin Slade
  • Published 19 October 2018
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
This study examines two distinctive neologistic processes within Rasta Talk. (1) Overstanding is morphological refashioning of a word that replaces morphemes (actual or perceived) which are misaligned with respect to the connotations of the word itself. Thus the word understanding, bearing positive connotations, is repaired by transforming the negatively mis-connotating sub-component under- into over-. (2) Iformation is the targeting of (depending on a word’s structure) either the first… 

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