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Title: The Prefixes and Prefixoids of Old Saxon
Subtitle: On the Grammaticalization of the Old Saxon Adverbs and Prepositions
Author(s): STEVENS, Christopher M.
Journal: Leuvense Bijdragen - Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology
Volume: 93    Date: 2004   
Pages: 151-178
DOI: 10.2143/LB.93.0.2011694

Abstract :
This article is an attempt to remedy the confused state of affairs in the Old Saxon handbooks, dictionaries, grammars, etc. on prefixes. It should also further the cause of resurrecting the linguistic category of affixoid (at least as far as some significant German scholarship is concerned). Additionally, grammaticalization theory is shown to apply neatly to the process of root morphemes becoming derivational morphemes. Finally, the path of grammaticalization for prefixoids and prefixes is somewhat different form that for suffixoids and suffixes. This, too, will be shown here.

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