Language and Culture - Chapter 4 - student version

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Language and Culture Anthropology 2245 1
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Homework 3 Answer questions 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.10 Workbook pg 63-73 Submit at the beginning of next class, Oct 19, 2009 Please remember to write/type them on a separate page, not in your workbook Make sure your name is on it and that you submit your own work 2
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Morphology Morphology studies the structure or forms of words , by decomposing words in to smaller units called morphemes . 3
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Words words are the building blocks of phrases and sentences each word contains one or more elements called morphemes These morphemes are stored in the lexicon 4
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Morphemes morphemes are the smallest units of language that can be associated with meaning or grammatical function 1 morphem e 2 morphem es 3 morphem es 5
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Morphemes Simple words contain Complex words contain 6
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Roots vs. affixes Roots : every word contains at least one root morpheme; e.g. book (1 root), books (1 root + 1 affix), bookstores (2 roots + 1 affix) 7
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Roots vs. Affixes affixes (e.g. prefixes, suffixes, infixes): affixes modify the meaning of the root or add meaning to it 8
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Affixes Three types of affixes: 1. prefix 2. suffix 3. infix 9
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Infixes Infixation
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