A few topics before exam 1

A few topics before exam 1 - Ling 110 Certain Topics...

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Ling 110 Certain Topics Morphology Review: Morpheme vs. allomorph Morpheme: The smallest meaningful/functional unit in a word Allomorphs: Different realizations of an abstract morpheme. Simple word: containing one morpheme Complex word: containing more than one morpheme Free vs. Bound Morphemes Free morphemes: morphemes that can stand alone, as independent words examples: cat, dog, umbrella , etc. ; he, she, they, and, or, etc.) Bound morphemes: morphemes that cannot stand alone; they must attach to something else. e.g. affixes; cran- in cranberry , etc.; -al, -ity, -s (plural), etc Derivational, Inflectional affixes/morphemes Derivational morphemes : 1. they change categories/meanings; 2. they are always heads Inflectional morphemes : 1. they don't change categories, 2. they are not heads Ex. Tense suffixes Possessive Plural -ed -ing -'s -s The ordering of derivational morphemes and inflectional morphemes: Derivational morphemes always come closer to the stem than inflectional morphemes
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