By Paul R. Kroeger

ISBN-10: 0521016533

ISBN-13: 9780521016537

Overlaying either syntax (the constitution of words and sentences) and morphology (the constitution of words), this booklet equips scholars with the instruments and strategies had to examine grammatical styles in any language. scholars are proven how one can use usual notational units equivalent to word constitution timber and word-formation ideas, in addition to prose descriptions. Emphasis is put on evaluating the various grammatical platforms of the world's languages, and scholars are inspired to perform the analyses via a various diversity of challenge units and workouts.

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Analyzing word structure In our present example, we can see that the three forms –risa, –tuʃi, and –duʔa never co-occur with each other, so it would be possible to collapse all three columns into one. The corresponding meanings (‘first,’ ‘suddenly,’ ‘only’) do not appear to be closely related, but neither are they incompatible; they all provide some information about the manner in which the action was performed. Unless further data reveal that two or more of them may co-occur, it seems reasonable to combine them into a single position class, as in (22).

In the examples in (13), trust, believe, spare, and palate are all examples of free morphemes, because they can occur alone as complete English words. The morphemes dis–, un–, -able, -ing, -ly, etc. are all bound, because they only occur as part of a larger word. The word chairman is an interesting example, because it contains two free morphemes. 13 14 Analyzing Grammar: An Introduction Consider the words trusted, trusting, trusty, distrust, mistrust, and trustworthy. Intuitively it is obvious that all these words are “related” to each other in some way, and that this relationship is based on the fact that they all contain the morpheme trust.

The morphemes dis–, un–, -able, -ing, -ly, etc. are all bound, because they only occur as part of a larger word. The word chairman is an interesting example, because it contains two free morphemes. 13 14 Analyzing Grammar: An Introduction Consider the words trusted, trusting, trusty, distrust, mistrust, and trustworthy. Intuitively it is obvious that all these words are “related” to each other in some way, and that this relationship is based on the fact that they all contain the morpheme trust.

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