A Morphological Investigation of Suppletion in English

Aqeel Mohsin Abbood Al-Hussein, Aqeel Kadhom Hussein


This study tries to give an analysis of one of the morphological processes known as 'suppletion', with a focus on how it is restricted in many languages, particularly English, the language under consideration. The stem or root of a word can be completely or partially changed as a result of this morphological process. Closed categories are assumed to be the only places where this morphological process takes place. As an example, this morphological process can be found in English verbs because it is confined to verbs, but it is not seen in all verbs because it is more general. Also, suppletion is a morphological process that can occur in English adjectives, notably in the comparative degree, but not all adjectives, as well as in nouns, especially in the process of Plural. It's worth noting that it's not a regular, standard, or systematic morphological procedure like the rest. To begin with, this procedure has the effect of completely altering the meaning of the word while also altering its grammatical structure. Several definitions of suppletion are included in the study, as is a discussion of the various subtypes of the process, as well as a presentation of the notion in the language itself.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsel.v10i1.20136


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