A case study on the linguistic features of the word – Iconoclast


A case study on the linguistic features of the word – Iconoclast.


The syllabic structure of the word iconoclast does not follow the classical pattern of onset, nucleus and coda as the word starts with a diphthong.

The word is derivational and by adding specific suffixes new words are formed.

The function of the word iconoclast in a sentence can be twofold. It can take the role of the subject or the object functioning as a Nominal Phrase.

The word is polysemous and related to a specific context.

Roch, P. (1998). English Phonetics and Phonology (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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