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The Productivity of Urdu Affixes in Newspapers: A Corpus Driven Research
Affixation is one of the ways to form new words in Urdu through the use of prefixes, interfixes, infixes and suffixes. The current study introduces a new way to identify the potential affixes or morphological productivity of affixes in Urdu corpus which are used to form new words. The focus of the research is to find the productivity of affixes in Urdu. A huge corpus is compiled by the researcher to find the productivity of the affixes i.e. prefixes and suffixes. The Corpus driven approach is used by the researcher to analyze the affixes present in the corpus. Along with corpus driven approach, qualitative descriptive method is also employed by the researcher to examine the function of the quantified affixes from the corpus for the analysis of the data. The quantified results of the corpus show that بے is the most productive prefix whileی is the most productive suffix in Urdu. The results also reveal that suffixes are more productive than prefixes. The descriptive qualitative analysis shows that ی plays various functions in the process of affixation that is why it is the most productive affix in Urdu.
Lecturer, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz
Assistant Professor, Department of English, GC Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan
Ph. D Scholar , Department of Applied Linguistics, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Affixation, Morphological Productivity, Urdu Productivity, Corpus Research