Morphology: basic notions

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words

Second edition

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226245
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191710360 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

 Morphology: basic notions

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Morphology deals with the internal structure of words. Morphological rules specify how new words and word forms are formed and function as redundancy rules with respect to existing complex words in the lexicon. Morphology is therefore important for the description of languages and the theory of grammar.

Keywords: morphological analysis; syntagmatic relation; paradigmatic relation; word formation; word creation

Chapter.  9165 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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