Questions concerning the study of the forms of words, their internal structure, and how they are formed from one another through processes like inflection, derivation, and compounding.
Morphology is the study of the relationship between form and meaning. More specifically, it studies the forms of words, their internal structure, and how they are formed within a language through processes like inflection, derivation, and compounding. Structures like affixes, ablaut, and reduplication are also part of the study of morphology.
Questions with this tag should be questions about:
- Derivational morphology: morphology concerning permitted coinages, exponential lexicon enlargement; and
- Inflectional (grammatical) morphology: inflectional affixes and non-derivationals named above.
- Morphemes: morpheme placement, morpheme boundness, morpheme types, morpheme inflection, morpheme forming, morpheme-to-morpheme correspondence;
- Affixes: affix placement, affix types, affix productivity, affix forming, affix–adposition relation;
- Glossing: creating morpheme-by-morpheme interlinear glosses for portions of text;
- Morphological typology: synthetic, polysynthetic, analytic, fusional, agglutinative, etc.;
More about morphology:
- Morphology in general.
- Derivational morphology and productivity.
- Productivity in morphemes with useful English examples.
- Boundness in morphemes: bound and unbound morphemes.
- Morphological typology; i.e. synthetic languages, analytical languages.
Articles and papers:
- Aronoff, Mark and Kirsten Fudeman. "What Is Morphology?". Morphology and Morphological Analysis. Blackwell Publishing, n.d.
- The Leipzig Glossing Rules -- guidelines for interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme glosses
- See references on Wikipedia articles.
Rosenfelder, Mark. “Language Construction Kit.” The Language Construction Kit, 2016, www.zompist.com/kit.html.
Rosenfelder, Mark. Advanced Language Construction. Yonagu Books, 2012.
see references on Wikipedia articles.