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Morphology

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN 202
Professor
Preminger
Semester
Spring

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-Sound-meaning correspondences -Can’t memorize the meaning for every single string -Compute meaning of lgr strings from meanings of parts -Listeme = minimal unit of sound-meaning corr. -Minimal unit w/ consistent meaning -Meaning can’t be inferred from its parts -Ex., “hop" & “ing" but not “hopping” -Morpheme = listeme AND any unit left after all listemes have been removed -Ex.: -ceive in receive, deceive -Closed-class morphemes -Small # of fixed elements -Usually short -Seldom/never innovated, borrowed, etc. -Aux. verbs, suffixes, prefixes, question words, pronouns -Open-class morphemes -Extendible list -Listemes have wide range of meaning -Can make up new ones -Not surprised to learn new ones, even as adults -Free morphemes -Can stand on their own (cow) -..but don’t have to (cows) -Fragment answer: “How many cows are there?” “s.” -Something can be inserted between free morphemes (the __ cows) -Free vs. bound =/= open vs. closed -Rasp- (raspberry) = open, bound -If, how, you = closed, free -Merge
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