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Unformatted text preview: a. A morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning & can be free or bound. i. Free morphemes are words that can stand alone. ii. Bound morphemes cannot function as words & include prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and tense indicators. IX.Syntax refers to the arrangement of words in a sentence. a. Most native speakers can intuitively grasp what does not sound right. X. Semantics refers to the meaning in a language. a. Linguistic meaning is what words really mean. b. Speakers meaning depends on the speakers use of the language (literal or non-literal). XI.Semantic fields are sets of words that are joined together through shared semantic functions. XII. Pragmatics determines the appropriateness of language in certain situations. XIII. There are four aspects to communicative competence: grammatical, sociolinguistic, strategic & discourse....
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- Spring '11