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    We Move to the Next  Area
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    We Move to the Next  Area Morphology
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    What is Morphology?
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    What is Morphology? The study of how words are formed
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    The most crucial concept in the study of  morphology is…
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    The most crucial concept in the study of  morphology is… Morpheme
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    The most crucial concept in the study of  morphology is… Morpheme Not to be confused with morphine
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    What is a morpheme?
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    What is a morpheme? Book definition:
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    What is a morpheme? Book definition: A minimal unit having more or less  constant meaning associated with more  or less constant form
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    What is a morpheme? Book definition: A minimal unit having more or less  constant meaning associated with more  or less constant form What ???
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    What is a morpheme? Book definition: A minimal unit having more or less  constant meaning associated with more  or less constant form Let’s take a look at some examples.
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    buyer
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    buyer The question you have to ask yourself is  can this be broken down into smaller  meaningful units
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    buyer The question you have to ask yourself is  can this be broken down into smaller  meaningful units Yes! 
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    buyer The question you have to ask yourself is  can this be broken down into smaller  meaningful units Yes! buy and er
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    buyer The question you have to ask yourself is  can this be broken down into smaller  meaningful units Yes! buy and er These are the two morphemes that  constitute the word ‘buyer’
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    How about tallest?
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    How about tallest? That’s easy! 
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    How about tallest? That’s easy!  tall-est 
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    How about ‘together’
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    How about ‘together’ That’s easy again!
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    How about ‘together’ That’s easy again!  to-get-her
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    How about ‘together’ That’s easy again!  to-get-her Are we sure about that?
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    How about ‘together’ That’s easy again!  to-get-her Come again? Are we sure about that? What’s the difference?
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    Well, we can find ‘to’ and ‘get’ and ‘her’  in ‘together’, but they are not meaningful  in this case- they do not, in other words,  have meanings that combine to give us  ‘together’.
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  Well, we can find ‘to’ and ‘get’ and ‘her’  in ‘together’, but they are not meaningful  in this case- they do not, in other words,  have meanings that combine to give us  ‘together’. Hence, they are not morphemes of this 
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