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Moon-hwan Cho. 2007. Parasynthetic Words in Italian. Language and Linguistics 39, 219-234. In this paper, I examined the formation of parasynthetic words in Italian. Parasynthetic words are formed by simultaneous attachment of a prefix and a suffix to the base. If the parasynthetic words lose one of their affixes, the newly created words do not exist in Italian. This parasynthetic word formation is a very productive process but an abnormal structure in morphology because it is generally assumed that 'Binary Branching' in morphological process is the most widely accepted hypothesis. Parasynthetic words demonstrate a possible analysis of ternary structure in word formation, which violates the binary branching. In order to maintain the binary branching hypothesis, over- generation in morphology has to be allowed in parasynthetic words, which seem to be viewed as having an apparent ternary system. Instead of using binary branching hypothesis, I suggest that the tenary analysis is more appropriate in Italian parasynthetic words.