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The coordinative structure of the Greek -(i)ázo verbs 

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This paper examines the semantic structure of the Greek verb derivatives in -(i)ázo. At the level of socio-expressive meaning -(i)ázo structures show a coordinative character which is much more different than the denotational structures assumed in the generative linguistic tradition for verb suffixes. To show this, an extra semantic representation is introduced, i.e. the 'socio-expressive tier'. This tier properly restricts the denotational operations so that a base can be selected by a particular suffix.