• Arburim Iseni University of Tetova "Fadil Sulejmani" - Tetova, North Macedonia
  • Agnesa Rexhepi University of Tetova "Fadil Sulejmani" - Tetova, North Macedonia



The purpose of this research is to investigate the use and meaning of German prefixes, as well as their impact on word formation in English. German prefixes are grammatical features that are added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning or function. The prefixes will be examined in terms of their etymology, frequency of use, and common word formation patterns. They can also indicate a verb's location, tense, aspect, or modality. Prefixes are essential to the German language, and mastering them requires a solid understanding of them. The research will also look into how these prefixes affect the overall structure and meaning of German words. The research will be conducted using a combination of primary and secondary sources, such as German language dictionaries and texts, and linguistic studies on prefixation in German. The study's findings will shed light on the rich and complex nature of German word formation and its underlying grammar rules. The study also delves into the etymology of the prefixes and how they have evolved over time. The study's goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of German prefixes and their usage for both German language learners and native speakers.

Keywords: German prefixes, bound morphemes, lexemes, word-formation, words, etymology, etc.

Author Biography

Arburim Iseni, University of Tetova "Fadil Sulejmani" - Tetova, North Macedonia

Arburim Iseni is proud to be working as an English Morphology and Academic Writing Professor at the University of Tetova since 1999. He is an experienced editor of many international journals with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. He is very skillful in Intercultural Communication, Translation, Foreign Languages, Lecturing, and Editing. He is a person with charisma, multidimensional, performance driven that likes challenges and thrives for responsibilities. He is skillful with the impatience, hardworking, motivator with deep knowledge about people, their personalities and what motivates them. He is also careful to details and able to develop new procedures and system abilities, in computer basis and manual basis.  He is also a strong media and communication professional. He has two PhDs, one in Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition obtained from Southeast European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia (2013) and the second one in English Literature obtained from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University. Faculty of Philology “Blazhe Koneski”, Skopje (2018).


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How to Cite

Iseni, A., & Rexhepi, A. (2023). PREFIXES OF GERMANIC ORIGIN. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 12(1), pp.40–48.



Volume 12, Nr.1, January 2023

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