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What is a bound morpheme?

 

Definition
 

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

Generic
  A bound morpheme is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 36, 268

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 31

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 29

 

Mish 1991 171


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