Morphology 4 - Morphology IV November 4 2011 Today...

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Morphology IV November 4, 2011
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Today… Compounding Inflection
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Recap Morphological Rules Diagramming morphological structure
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Compounding The combination of two existing words (roots or bases) to create a new word Very common in English Almost always results in a noun, verb, or adjective blue + berry blueberry door + bell doorbell
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Compounding With the same lexical category, what’s describing what? Nouns Adjs Verbs fire truck red hot dropkick computer game royal blue breakdance
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Compounding In English The right-hand member decides the lexical category and the meaning. a bluebird is a type of bird a sailboat is a type of boat
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Compounding Compounding is productive; and we can compound with compounds A N A Blue bird blue The bluebird blue bike was…
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Compounding: Example Combinations Noun + Noun fire (N) + truck (N) fire truck Adjective + Noun blue (Adj) + berry (N) blueberry Noun + Verb spoon (N) + feed (V) spoon(-)feed Adjective + Adjective red (A) + hot (A) red hot
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Morphology 4 - Morphology IV November 4 2011 Today...

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