Being used to convey meaning
Having a written form
Having speech sounds
The study of the rules governing the sounds that form words
The study of the rules governing sentence formation
The study of the rules governing word formation
The study of the rules governing the relationship between word and social aspects
The plural morpheme in English (-s, -es, en)
The negative morphemes in English (un-, im-, il-, in-)
Some derivational morphemes in English (-ment, ly, -able)
The smallest unit of a particular language
The minimal pair of a chosen phrase
The smallest meaningful unit of a word
The minimal item of a linguistic unit
Free morphemes are dependent and must be attached to another morpheme where as bound morphemes are independent.
Free morphemes belong in the open class and all bound morphemes belong in the closed class.
Free morphemes can stand alone, but bound morphemes have to be attached to a base morpheme/root.
Walk --> walked
Entertain --> entertainment
Move --> remove
Paint --> painter
Replace --> replacement
Reform --> reformation
Regret --> regrets
Derivational morphemes are affixes which can change the meaning or parts of speech of words.
Derivational morphemes are affixes which change numbers or tenses.
Blanket (v.) --> blanket (n.) --> blanket (adj.)
Tall --> taller
Create --> creator
Write --> writer
Generate --> generator