Reduplication in Kurukh: A Study in Word-formation Processes and Vocabulary Acquisition

Alisha Vandana Lakra, Md. Mojibur Rahman


Change is the nature of every  living language for better communication. These changes can be phonological, morphological, syntactical and lexical, because of various linguistic affects. The synchronic and diachronic study of language proves that it enriches the vocabulary of the language. Another reason for the enrichment of vocabulary is through morphological word formation process which are mainly inflectional, derivational, compounding and reduplication, etc. Reduplication is implicit to phonological (sounds and prosodic units) and morphological (word constituents) components. It occurs in many languages and helps in the formation of new words. The present study concentrates on the process of reduplication Kurukh and the role of reduplication  in acquiring vocabulary.


Reduplication, Word-formation, Vocabulary Acquisition, Kurukh

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