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the study of the system of categories and rules involved in word formation and interpretation.
speaker's mental dictionary containing information about the syntactic properties meaning and phonological representation of a languages words.
when sounds occur in the same position and envirtonment in a string of sounds
a pair of words with distinct meanings that differ by only one segment found in the same position in each form
the distribution of allophones in their respective phonetic environments such as that one never appears in the same phonetic context as the other
irregular forms by the vowel change; vowel alternation that makes a grammatical contrast (sing/sang)
compounds that are less than coumpound; created from already existing forms (smoke fog = smog)
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