PHONOLOGY/MORPHOLOGY: a word formation process by which some part of a base (= a segment, syllable, morpheme) is repeated, either to the left, or to the right, or, occasionally, in the middle. EXAMPLE: Tagalog, a language spoken at the Philippines has many reduplication rules, resulting in forms like (i) and (ii):
(i) sulat 'writing' su-sulat 'will write' (ii) mag-sulat-sulat 'to write intermittently'
|LIT.||Broselow, J. & J. McCarthy (1983)|
Marantz, A. (1982)
Spencer, A. (1991)