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What is morphology?

 

Definition
 

Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words.

Discussion
 

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.

 
Source:

Payne, T. 1997a 20–21


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