Ch 2 Analyzing Word Structure

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Analyzing word structure What is a morpheme? • the minimal meaningful element in the utterances of a language. • may range in length from a single phoneme to a long string of syllables. • Change meaning and POS. Banana Grandmother Cats Reusable Unconstitutionality Catapillar Types of morphemes Source: Akmajian et al (2001) Linguistics: An introduction to language and communication. 5th ed. p. 24 Morphemes in English • Free, bound • Affixes: Prefixes, suffixes, infixes • Derivational and inflectional • Compound words Identify the following morphemes: free, bound, root, prefix, suffix There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational—or, in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t. Shiznit! Strategies for analysis ► Minimal pairs ► Recurring partials ► Pattern matching Minimal pair Lotuko (Sudan) idulak atulo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course AL 4012 taught by Professor Crossley during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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