MORPHOLOGY: a property of (word formation) rules which entails that they
are able to generate entities which are fully well-formed, but are not attested or
used by the native speakers of a language.
EXAMPLE: if the rule for -al affixation may derive attested forms
such as arrival and refusal as well as unattested forms such as
derival and describal, we say that the -al rule overgenerates.
|LIT.||Halle, M. (1973)|
Spencer, A. (1991)