LING 110_20121_Lecture4(2)

LING - Words Structure Morphology 2 Allomorphs Different SOUNDS for THE SAME MEANING= same Morpheme(with 2 or more allomorphs(1 A cat an egg(2 More

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    Morphology 2
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    Allomorphs  Different SOUNDS for THE SAME MEANING= same Morpheme (with 2 or more allomorphs) (1)  A  cat an  egg  (2)  More  intelligent tall er  Allomorphic variation is about  sound  not about  spelling!!! Same spelling, different sounds, one meaning 3.  Cat s curch es call s => 3 allomorphs 4.  Impress impress ion. 5.  Industry industri al 6. Electric electric -ity 7.  Im possible, in decent, in coherent, ir rational, il legal  …but no allomorphic variation here 8. Ride rid -ing 9. Create creat-ive….
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    Sometimes a single word has more than  one admissible structure.  These words can have more than one  meaning!
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    lock  A able un un lock  able V Cannot be locked Can be unlocked Unlockable
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    Compounds: Fireman, Firefly Greenhouse, Doll house, Kitchen towel, Kitchen towel rack Steam boat Linguistics Department Chair Make up, make up remover
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    word structure is always BINARY: 
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LING - Words Structure Morphology 2 Allomorphs Different SOUNDS for THE SAME MEANING= same Morpheme(with 2 or more allomorphs(1 A cat an egg(2 More

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