An Analysis of Derivational Affixes in Natasha Friend’s Perfect Novel

  • Rahma Danti Universitas Dr. Soetomo
  • Suhartawan Budianto Universitas Dr. Soetomo
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This study is related to the analysis of the affixation process in Perfect Novel by Natasha Friend. The purpose of this research is to find out the most frequently kind of derivational affixes which occur in Perfect novel by Natasha Friend and the second is to find out the process of derivational affixes in Perfect Novel by Natasha Friend. This study used descriptive qualitative method. The research subject in this study is Perfect Novel by Natasha Friend. The data collection technique is by reading the whole novel, collecting all the words that contain derivational affixes, and grouping the words into forms of derivational affixes. The results showed that there are 2 kinds of derivational affixes that are most frequently occur in this novel. These are derivational affixes which change a grammatical classes of the word and derivational affixes which do not cause a change in grammatical class. The kind of derivational affixes which the most frequently occur in the novel is the derivational affixes which change the grammatical class. In this study, there is also found four derivation processes. They are adjective derivation, adverb derivation, noun derivation, and verb derivation.