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Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari B, Tajabadi F. Echo Reduplication in LoghatNâme: A New Study. IQBQ. 2012; 3 (3) :175-192
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-2647-en.html
1- Assistant professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2- Ph.D. Student, Department of General Linguistics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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Dictionaries are regarded as the basic criteria in language teaching and research; therefore, they are expected to be free from analytic fallacies. However, it seems that there are some inconsistencies in the definition of the morphological units in Persian dictionaries. In this article, echo reduplications (or Etbâ’) are studied in the text of LoghatNâme by Dehkhodâ. To this end, after defining the process of echo reduplications, all the entries which have been labeled to belong to this category, were extracted and analyzed according to the linguistic definitions available for echo reduplication. The analysis revealed that many of the entries with an echo reduplication label have not been treated correctly, and this error takes its roots from either referring to the echo contractions in other languages, or sticking to the traditional definitions of this issue.      
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics
Received: 2011/07/8 | Accepted: 2011/11/6 | Published: 2011/11/8

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