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date: 15 May 2021

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This chapter discusses the relevance of the concept of paradigm for derivational morphology. A brief introduction to the concept of paradigm is followed by pointing out the characteristic features of inflectional paradigms. Attention is then paid to similarities and differences between inflectional and derivational paradigms against the fuzzy nature of the inflection—derivation opposition in general. Furthermore, various approaches to derivational paradigms are briefly presented and, finally, the chapter identifies what seem to be the fundamental features of the concept of derivational paradigm.

Keywords: polysemy, homonymy, monosemy, semantic change, semantic fragmentation, radial category, constructional schema, thematization, co-indexation

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