View table of contents for this book View table of contents for LinguaLinksLibrary Go to LinguaLinks home page

What is morphology?



Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words.


Morphology can be thought of as a system of adjustments in the shapes of words that contribute to adjustments in the way speakers intend their utterances to be interpreted.


Payne, T. 1997a 20–21

Context for this page:

Go to SIL home page This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003. [Ordering information.]

Page content last modified: 5 January 2004

© 2004 SIL International