Suffixes Forming Noun Found in the Novel "The Girl On the Train"


This paper discussed about the suffixes forming noun and their meanings. The objective of this research was to observe and understand more about affixation especially about suffixes forming noun found in the novel “The Girl on the Train” written by Paula Hawkins. In conducting this research, there were three steps: data source, data collection, and data analysis. The data were taken from the novel “The Girl on the Train”. All data were analyzed based on the theory applied by Katamba in his book entitled Modern Linguistic Morphology as the main theory. Reseracher also used some other supporting theories which relevant to the topic of this paper. All of those theories are listed in the bibliography. Based on the result of the research, it was found some suffixes forming noun that are attached to verb base, adjective base and noun as a base. Verb base can be attached by some suffixes forming noun, such as: suffix –ment, suffix –ation, suffix –er and suffix – ance. The adjective base can be attached by some suffixes forming noun, such as: suffix –ness and suffix – ity. The noun base can be attached by suffixes forming noun, such as: suffix –ship, suffix –ist and suffix – hood.

Keywords: suffixes forming, base, novel: The Girl on the Train

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