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Study of Language COMD 2050 Chapter 7: Morphology
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Morphology Morphology is the study of the forms or structure of words  and their parts. A morpheme is… the smallest unit of meaning a minimal unit that can have a dictionary meaning and a  grammatical meaning a minimal unit that has constant meaning (most of the  time) and definite structure (most of the time).  every word has at least one morpheme
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Morphology Dances, dancer, danced, dancing Dance -s -er -ed -ing
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Morphology Weblog -> blog -> blog (n)  and blog (v) He was blogging  all the time in the first few days after  the storm.  My brother-in-law is a blogger . The –ing ending = present progressive The –er ending  = one who…
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Morphology
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Morphology Morpheme does not equal syllable. Car Hippopotamus Laptop
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Morphology Dogs = Dog + s = 2 morphemes, 1 syllable Kissed = Kiss + ed = 2 morphemes, 1 syllable Men’s = man + plural + possessive = 3 morphemes, 1  syllable.
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Morpheme type overview:
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Morphology Tourists contains 3 morphemes: Tour ist s
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Free and bound morphemes Can the morpheme stand alone? Free morphemes: can stand by themselves as single words. Mother Shout Bound morphemes: morphemes that cannot stand alone as  words and must be attached (affixed) to some other form. Mothers Shouting
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Free and bound morphemes Word Wordy Wordiness
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Free morphemes 2 types of free morphemes: Lexical morphemes Functional morphemes
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Lexical morphemes:  have a sense/meaning in and of  themselves – carry the content of our messages (open  class). Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs
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