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Morphology Am´ elia Reis Silva LING 100 Guest lecture October 18, 2010 Am´ elia Reis Silva (LING100 T1 2010) Morphology October 18, 2010 1 / 17
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What is morphology? What do we know when we are manipulating ‘words’? What do we know when we ‘know’ a language? Words have an internal organization. Word meaning (and how it is constructed) Morphological categories (‘parts of speech’; affixes) Morphological process (relations between words) Am´ elia Reis Silva (LING100 T1 2010) Morphology October 18, 2010 2 / 17
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What is morphology? What do we know when we are manipulating ‘words’? Consider the following English words: Example chair walk hug teach happy health chair- s walk- s hug- s teach- er happi- ness * un -health walk- ing hugg- ing un -happi- ness un -health- y walk- ed hugg- ed What is the basic difference in those words? Are these words simple or complex? How do you establish it? Which forms can occur by themselves and which ones cannot? Are they related to each other in the same way or not? Am´ elia Reis Silva (LING100 T1 2010) Morphology October 18, 2010 3 / 17
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What is morphology? What do we know when we are manipulating ‘words’? We have an unconscious knowledge about rules that enables us to create, categorize, and interpret words. Definition Morphology is the study of the rules governing word formation. While phonology’s basic unit is the phoneme, morphology’s basic unit is the morpheme. Definition Morpheme the smallest unit of linguistic meaning (semantic or grammatical) Am´ elia Reis Silva (LING100 T1 2010) Morphology October 18, 2010 4 / 17
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Morphemes types Morphological categorization Morphemes can be classified according to whether they can stand alone.
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