Periphrastic (definition)

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A periphrastic can be defined generally as the use of multiple words to express what could otherwise be stated using one word. More focused, a periphrastic often refers to a multi-word entry in a paradigm. More restrictive, a periphrastic sometimes is limited to being of a verbal construction and inflectional.

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Whaley, Lindsay (1997)Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language
  • entry in Wikipedia
  • Booij, G. E., Christian Lehmann, Joachim Mugdan (2000). Morphology. (Refer to pages 654-657.)