What is Morphology?. The study of words and word parts The SMALLEST UNIT of MEANING or GRAMMATICAL FUNCTION in any language. Morphology. We have the ability to understand words we have never seen before based on their structure. EX: cartoonification. Morphemes.
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The study of words and word parts
The SMALLEST UNIT of MEANING or GRAMMATICAL FUNCTION in any language
We have the ability to understand words we have never seen before based on their structure.
Each morpheme gives us grammatical information.
Bound morphemes HAVE TO be connected to a STEM; they cannot stand alone.
Take a look at page 63-64 in your book.
Free morphemes can occur in two types
What is the difference?
Do you see a difference?
Lexical Functional Derivational Inflectional
What were they?
What do you think ALLOMORPHS are?
“a” and “an” are allomorphs
The use of either “a” or “an” depends on the sound following it, but they still serve the same purpose.
allomorphs for /-s/
[s] = cats
[z] = dogs
[Iz] = horses
allomorphs for /-ed/
[t] = stopped
[d] = played
[Id] = counted
But why is it important to teach the different allomorphs?
So what…the kid pronounces the /-ed/ awkwardly. What difference does it make?