Review of Morphology

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ALIN 520, Fall 2004
Exam 2 Sample questions: Morphology
Name: …………………………………………
There are two parts to this exam. Read the instructions carefully. Put your name on everything you hand
in. Follow time indications.
I. TERMINOLOGY
40 points
20 min
1. a. Match each expression in A with the one statement in B that characterizes it.
A
.... noisy crow
….scarecrow
….the crow
….crowlike
….crows
B
a. root morpheme
b. stem plus inflectional suffix
c. root plus derivational suffix
d. grammatical morpheme followed by lexical morpheme
e. compound noun
f. noun phrase consisting of adjective plus noun
g. root plus derivational prefix
h. root plus inflectional suffix
2. Give the definitions of the following.
 morphology………..………………………………………….…………………………….…………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….........
 homonyms………..………..…………………………………….………………………………..……………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….........
 compound word………..………………………………………….……………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….........
 conversion………..……………………………………………….……………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….........
3. a. Match the proper description from the list in B for the underlined part, in boldface, of each word in A.
A
terrorized
uncivilized
terrorize
toys
impossible
B
inflectional prefix
inflectional suffix
bound root
derivational prefix
free root
derivational suffix
b. List the bound morphemes in the words in A above.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
II. MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Use the bluebook for your answers.
60 points
35 min
1. For each word listed below
a. identify its grammatical category;
b. specify whether it is a member of an open (O) or closed (C) class;
c. list all the morphemes that make up the word, and indicate whether they are free (F) or bound (B);
d. indicate for each affix whether it is derivational (DA) or inflectional (IA).
mistreatment
befriended
deactivation
holiday
replaces
tidiest
2. Give labeled tree diagrams illustrating the structure of the following (use bluebook):
 mistakably
 irreplaceability
3. Examine the following words from Michoacan Aztec.
nokali
nokalimes
mokali
ikali
kalimess
‘my house’
‘my houses’
‘your house’
‘his house’
‘houses’
mopelo
mopelomes
ipelo
nokwahmili
ikwahmili
‘your dog’
‘your dogs’
‘his dog’
‘your cornnfield’
‘his cornfield’
a. The morpheme meaning ‘house’ is……………………………………
b. The word meaning ‘cornfields’ is ……………………………………
c. The word meaning ‘his dogs’ is……………………………………
d. If the word meaning ‘friend’ in this language is mahkwa, then the word meaning ‘my friends’ is
……………………………………
e. The word meaning ‘dog’ is ……………………………………
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