عنوان مقاله [English]
Reduplication is a morphological process in which all or part of a word is repeated for morphological purposes. Reduplication is divided into two main types in most languages: total reduplication and partial reduplication. The present study aims to describe this process, classify different types and patterns of total reduplication, and explore its semantic functions in Tati language within the framework of Morphological Doubling Theory (Inkelas & Zoll, 2005). The data of this research, which consist of about 150 reduplication constructions in Tati, have been collected from written texts and the main author’s language intuition. The method of this research is descriptive-analytical. Among the most important findings of this study, the followings are worth mentioning: there are two main types of total reduplication in Tati, pure total reduplication and added total reduplication and each of them has some subcategories. In this language, the elements engaged in total reduplication can belong to different grammatical categories, such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, phrases, sounds, or onomatopoeia. The semantic functions of reduplication in Tati can range from clear meanings to iconic and idiomatic meanings expressing continuation, frequency, intensity, emphasis, hesitation, increasing and decreasing. Keywords: Tati language, reduplication, morphological doubling theory, noun, intensity.