Exploring the Formation of Agro-mechanics Terminology: Principal Derivational Processes at Work


  • Arjan Shumeli
  • Luljeta Mine
  • Esmeralda Sherko


Derivational processes have always played a significant role in Albanian language in terms of expansion of both general and technical vocabulary. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in the role of derivational morphology in technical lexicon, and current research shows an equally strong interest in the paradigmatic analyses of the resulting terms from such a process. This paper will be exploring the area of term formation in agro-mechanics from a theoretical and methodological perspective. On this basis, the theoretical and practical role of derivational affixes in coining new terms in the field of agro-mechanics is discussed critically. The study shows that terminology in agro-mechanics, created through derivational affixes, is not as short of appropriate terminology as it was perceived to be. It is shown that the shortage of terms in the field of agro-mechanics, as opposed to much broader fields, is sufficiently remedied by the application of derivational processes. In Albanian we have a number of suffixes –ak; -ar; -esë; -ëz; -th; -ues and prefixes ç-; sh-; zh-; mbi-; për-; ri-; para-; mos-; kundër-, which are considered to be highly productive in the formation of terms in the field in question. Its contribution to the process of creating new terms to designate new concepts is duly taken notice of and appreciated.

Keywords: term, terminology, morphology, derivational processes, coinage of terms.




How to Cite

Shumeli, A., Mine, L., & Sherko, E. (2015). Exploring the Formation of Agro-mechanics Terminology: Principal Derivational Processes at Work. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 4(3), 8–10. Retrieved from https://www.anglisticum.org.mk/index.php/IJLLIS/article/view/189



Volume 4, No.3, March 2015

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