The Derivation Words Recognition: Understanding the Suffixational Patterns of English Vocabulary


Words are one of the important elements that language learners must master as having insufficient words will be a barrier for them to deliver ideas or expressions. The challenge to understand English words seems to be very complicated because they are dominated by derivations. Considering to that matter, this paper will describe the patterns of derivation words that have been analyzed accordingly from 350 academic word lists and only words that can be developed into at least three patterns are considered as findings. The results show that the changing patterns of the part of speech are classified into twenty types. They are 1) Verbs-Adjectives-Adverbs, 2) Verbs-Adjectives-Nouns, 3) Verbs-Nouns-Adverbs, 4) Verbs-Nouns-Nouns, 5) Adjective-Adjectives-Adverb, 6) Adjectives-Adjectives-Nouns, 7) Verbs-Verbs- Adverbs, 8) Verbs-Verbs-Adjectives, 9) Verbs-Nouns-Adjectives, 10) Verbs-Nouns-Nouns Adjectives, 11) Verbs-Nouns-Nouns-Nouns, 12) Verbs-Nouns-Adjectives-Adverbs, 13) Nouns-Verbs-Nouns, 14) Nouns-Adjective-Adjective-Nouns, 15) Nouns-Adjective-Adjectives-Adverbs, 16) Nouns-Nouns-Adjectives, 17) Nouns-Nouns-Adjectives-Adverbs, 18) Nouns-Adjective-Nouns, 19) Nouns-Adjectives-Adverbs, and 20) Nouns-Adjectives-Adverbs-Nouns. Each pattern contains of suffixation that have also been structurally analyzed into details. By learning those suffixation patterns carefully, it is hoped that language learners will be more aware of and recognize the English vocabulary better and are touched up to expand their vocabulary mastery in the future.

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Nizamuddin Sadiq, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: ACLL2015
Stream: Linguistics

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