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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN200H1
Professor
Chandan Narayan
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 4 Morphology-rules of word formation in a language 1. Mental lexicon  our mental dictionary that stores information about words and the lexical rules that we use to build them (i.e. meaning, pronunciation, syntactic category, rules for expanding the word, rules for making related words, spelling) 2. Different types of affixes  Prefix  Suffix  Infix  Circumfix  Interdigitation 3. Inflection vs. Derivation affix  Inflection affix o affix that adds grammatical information to an existing word Nouns Verbs Adjectives Possessive -‘s 3 person, singular-s Comparative -er Plural –s Past tense -ed
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