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What is a bound morpheme?



A bound morpheme is a grammatical unit that never occurs by itself, but is always attached to some other morpheme.

Example (English)

The plural morpheme -s in dogs

  A bound morpheme is a kind of

Crystal 1985 36, 268


Pei and Gaynor 1954 31


Hartmann and Stork 1972 29


Mish 1991 171

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