Intro. to Linguistics_9 Morphology

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Intro. to Linguistics_9 Morphology

  1. 1. We assess ourself what we feelcan we do, while others assess us what we have done(Henry Wadzworth)
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS SESSION 9: MORPHOLOGY Edi Brata http://e-learning.edibrata.com Mathla’ul Anwar University
  3. 3. MICRO-LINGUISTICS Semantics Syntax and Pragmatics Morphology and Lexicology PhonologyPhonetics
  4. 4. WHAT IS MORPHOLOGY?o The study of words and the rules for word formation in a language.o Traditionally, the term morphology refers to the study of “morphemes”.
  5. 5. WHAT IS MORPHEME? cat cats chair chairs cook cooked
  6. 6. WHAT IS MORPHEME? cat cat+s chair chair+s cook cook+ed• Plurality indicated by adding +s to the singular noun.• Past pasticiple indicated by adding +ed
  7. 7. WHAT IS MORPHEME? cats (cat+s) cat s Morphem Morphem
  8. 8. WHAT IS MORPHEME? chairs (chair+s) chair s Morphem Morphem
  9. 9. WHAT IS MORPHEME? cooked (cook+ed) cook ed Morphem Morphem
  10. 10. WHAT IS MORPHEME?help helphelped help+edhelps help+shelping help+ingunhelpful un+help+ful
  11. 11. SO, WHAT IS MORPHEME?o A morpheme is a piece of phonological information that has a conventionalized meaning arbitrarily associated with it.o The smallest part of a word that carries meaning.o …the smallest part of a word with independent meaning.
  12. 12. The ThePhoneme smallest smallest significant significant Morpheme unit of unit of speech grammar
  13. 13. MORPHEME• one morpheme: taste• two morphemes: taste+ful• three morphemes: dis+taste+ful• four morphemes: dis+taste+ful+ly
  14. 14. ALLOMORPHslammed /sˈlæmdslipped /stilted /sˈlɪpt/ /ˈstɪl.tɪd /
  15. 15. ALLOMORPHcapable incapabletolerant intolerantcomplete incomplete
  16. 16. ALLOMORPHlegal illegalmobile immobileregular irregular‘il-’, ‘im-’, ‘ir-’ can thus be called allomorphs
  17. 17. SO, WHAT IS ALLOMORPH?• Morphemes which fulfill the same function have slightly different forms.• Alternative forms of a morpheme
  18. 18. MORPHEMESFREE BOUND DERIVATIONAL INFLECTIONAL
  19. 19. FREE AND BOUND MORPHEMEFREE MORPHEME:• Morphemes that can occur as an independent word.• Free morphemes can occur on their own: happy, change, select, green, house, …
  20. 20. FREE AND BOUND MORPHEMEBOUND MORPHEME:• Morphemes that cannot stand alone, but must be attached to other morphemes.• Where they attach: • Prefixation • Suffixation• What function they perform: • Derivational • Inflectional
  21. 21. o It changes the category and/or the type of meaning of the word, so it is said to create a new word. e.g. suffix –ment in governmento A derivational affix must combine with the base before an inflectional affix. e.g. neighbour (base) + hood (DA) + s (IA) = neighbourhoodso The following combination is unacceptable: neighbour (base) + s (IA) + hood (DA) = *neighbourshood
  22. 22. o It does not change either the grammatical category or the type of meaning found in the word. e.g. suffix –s in bookso An inflectional affix in more productive than a derivational affix. e.g. the inflectional suffix –s can combine with virtually any noun to form a plural noun.o On the other hand, the derivational suffix –ant can combine only with Latinate bases.
  23. 23. Nouns –s plural –’s possessiveVerbs –s third person singular present –ed past tense –en past participle –ing progressiveAdjectives –er comparative –est superlative
  24. 24. 1) impossible 1) Derivational prefix2) terrorized 2) Inflectional suffix3) terrorize 3) Derivational suffix4) desks 4) Inflectional suffix5) dislike 5) Derivational prefix6) humanity 6) Derivational suffix7) fastest 7) Inflectional suffix
  25. 25. 8) premature 8) Derivational prefix9) untie 9) Derivational prefix10) darken 10) Derivational suffix11) fallen 11) Inflectional suffix12) oxen 12) Inflectional suffix13) faster 13) Inflectional suffix14) lecturer 14) Derivational suffix
  26. 26. Thank You http://e-learning.edibrata.com(Some materials of this slide presentation are directly adopted)

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