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Lecture 8

Lecture 8


In this lecture we talked about word formation. Mr Gibbon brought along a poem called „Jabberwocky“ to show us how you can play with language by creating new words. Inflection and Word formation are branches of morphology. In Inflection you have a stem + an affix. You subdivide word-formation into two parts: Derivation and Compounding. In Compounding you have two or more stems with a change of meaning and in Derivation you have one derivational stem+ affix and a change of meaning aswell. The inflection relates words to a grammatical and situational context.We then summarized morphology and talked about the branches in more detail.


To be honest I thought it was too much information for one lecture. I was a bit confused at the end of the lecture.

18.1.08 19:13
 



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