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Click to edit Master subtitle style Study of Language COMD 2050 Chapter 7: Morphology
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Morphology ± Morphology is the study of the forms or structure of  words and their parts. ± A morpheme is… ± the smallest unit of meaning ± a minimal unit that can have a dictionary meaning  and a grammatical meaning
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Morphology ± Dances, dancer, danced, dancing ± Dance ± -s ± -er ± -ed ± -ing
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Morphology Weblog -> blog -> blog (n)  and blog (v) ± He was blogging  all the time in the first few days after  the storm.  ± My brother-in-law is a blogger . ± The –ing ending = present progressive ± The –er ending  = one who…
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Morphology ± Morpheme does not equal syllable. ± Car ± Hippopotamus ± Laptop
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Morphology ± Dogs = Dog + s = 2 morphemes, 1 syllable ± Kissed = Kiss + ed = 2 morphemes, 1 syllable ± Men’s = man + plural + possessive = 3 morphemes, 1  syllable.
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Morpheme type overview:
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Morphology Tourists contains 3 morphemes: ± Tour ± ist ± s
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Free and bound morphemes Can the morpheme stand alone? ± Free morphemes: can stand by themselves as single  words. ± Mother ± Shout ± Bound morphemes: morphemes that cannot stand  alone as words and must be attached (affixed) to some 
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Free and bound morphemes ± Word ± Wordy ± Wordiness
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Free morphemes 2 types of free morphemes: ± Lexical morphemes ± Functional morphemes
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± Lexical morphemes:  have a sense/meaning in and of  themselves – carry the content of our messages (open  class). ± Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs
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