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    Morphological  Data Analysis
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    How to identify morphemes in unfamiliar languages key procedure: identify recurring strings of sounds and match them with recurring meanings
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    Important guidelines 1. Do not assume that the morpheme order in the language you are analyzing is the same as in English
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    Korean hakkjyo-eyse (‘at school’s is literally ‘school at’ {school}{at}) Japanese gakkoo-de ({school}{at})
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    2. Do not assume that every semantic contrast expressed in English will also be manifested in the language you are analyzing.
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    Turkish there is no equivalent for English the and a Mandarin Chinese the same pronoun form can be used to refer to a male or a female
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    3. Do not assume that every contrast expressed in the language you are analyzing is manifested in English English he/she Hawaiian ia
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    4. Concepts that are expressed by free morphemes in English do not necessary have the same status in other languages
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    Hare morphemes that indicate body parts must always be attached to a morpheme
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Unformatted text preview: without a poss. with a poss. *fi head sefi my head *be belly nebe your belly *dze heart ?edze someones heart 5. Conversely, there are also some bound form in English whose counterparts in other language are free The notion past or complete is expressed by the bound morpheme ed in English, but by the free morpheme leew in Thai. This morpheme can be separated from the verb by an intervening word. Boon thaan khaaw leew Boon eat rice past Inuktitut distinguishes singular, dual, and plural Chibemba eight-way distinction How many morphemes can be found in the following data? Example: Some Turkish words mumlar candles toplar guns adamlar men kitaplar books mum-lar candles top-lar guns adam-lar men kitap-lar books {mum} candle {top} gun {adam} man {kitap} book {lar} PLU...
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