This term is used to refer to the unit or structure which a morphological process applies to. A base can be any word from a monomorphemic root/stem to a polymorphemic stem.


Examples in the Skwxwu7mesh Context of Bases push and s-kwemáy̓ Undergoing Morphological Process of Reduplication (Jacobs, 2011, p. 45)
Examples in the Halkomelem Context of Bases (See Left Column, Excluding Hemlock) Undergoing Reduplication (Suttles, 2004, p. 207)
Examples in the Secwepemctsín Context of Bases (See Right) Undergoing Reduplication (See Left for Outcomes) (Gibson, 1973, p. 46)


Gibson, J. A. (1973). Shuswap grammatical structure. [Doctoral dissertation, The University of Hawaii].

Jacobs, P. W. (2011). Control in Skwxwu7mesh. [Doctoral dissertation, The University of British Columbia].

Suttles, W. (2004). Musqueum reference grammar. UBC Press. SFU Student Access.