Morphology of Urdu Verbs: A Word and Paradigm Approach


  • Naveed Akram Ansari PhD Scholar, University of Gujrat
  • Dr. Riaz Mangrio Assistant Professor, University of Gujrat


Morphological processes, Agglutinative and Fusional language, Word and Paradigm approach, inflectional derivational morphology


The current paper attempts to analyze the morphological processes performed on Urdu verbs within the
theoretical framework of Word and Paradigm approach (WP approach). Although WP approach was
designed to discuss the inflectional morphology of Fusional languages, it is observed that it is also very
helpful in the construction and examination of Urdu verbs that have both fusional and agglutinative
characteristics. Moreover the morphological processes on Urdu verbs are discussed with the inflectional as
well as derivational paradigms. The study concludes that the WP approach provides an effective
paradigmatic set of patterns, although there are some limitations as well, for the inflectional and
derivational morphology of Urdu verbs. The research aspires to make its contribution through the
application of WP approach to analyze and evaluate the inflectional as well as derivational processes of
Urdu verbs. The beneficiaries of the study are the students and researchers in the field of inflectional and
derivational Morphology.



How to Cite

Ansari, N. A., & Mangrio, D. R. (2019). Morphology of Urdu Verbs: A Word and Paradigm Approach. Pakistan Journal of Language Studies, 3(1), 31-42. Retrieved from //