423 English Morphology and Syntax

423 English Morphology and Syntax
Mid-Term Study Guide
The following terms are key concepts that had been explained in details in
class. It is necessary to understand these concepts and to be ready to provide
illustrative examples for them.
1. Morpheme (the booklet chapters 8 on Morphemes and Types of
Morphemes from the beginning of the booklet till PP. 63 and the Site handouts allomorphs)
Morpheme: the smallest meaningful unit, root, stem, base, free and
bound morpheme, inflectional and derivational affixes, suffixal
homophones, immediate constituent analysis of a word, allomorphs and
complementary distribution, phonological and morphological conditioning,
replacive morphemes, conversion, compounding, morphology typology
(analytic, agglutinative…)
2. English morphology (handouts affixes and bases, English morphology,
English derivational affixes, 423 handout)
Words and the lexicon, lexical information, inflections and derivations
and their relation to the lexicon and syntax, basic morphological operations
in English morphology, word formation rules, the morphological structure of
the word, feature percolation conventions, compounds: synthetic and
primary, words and phrases, phrases and compounds: similarities and
3. Processes of word formation (the booklet chapter 10 Processes of Word
Formation pp.126- 134)