The Study of Language Chapter 6
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Literally means, "the study of forms."
"A minimal unit of meaning or grammatical function."
Morphemes that can stand by themselves as single words. (open and tour)
Morphemes that cannot stand alone and are typically attached to another form. (re-, ist, -ed, -s).
Ordinary nouns, adjectives, and verbs that we think of as the words carry the "content" of the messages we convey. (girl, man, house, yellow, etc).
Functional words in the language such as conjunctions, prepositions, articles, and pronouns.
We use these bound morphemes to make new words or to make words of different grammatical category from the stem.
Use to indicate aspects of the grammatical function of a word.
Actual forms used to realize morphemes.
When you find a group of different morphs, all versions of one morpheme, we can use the prefix allo (=one of a losely related set) and describe them as allomorphs of that morpheme.
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