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Free and Bound Morphemes

Morphemes in linguistics can be classified as bound and free. As the name suggests, a Free Morpheme is a morpheme that can exist independently or stand on its own in a language. On the other hand, a Bound Morpheme can not occur independently in the language. It needs to be bound or attached to some other bound or...

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What is Morpheme in Linguistics?

Morpheme is generally defined as the minimal unit that has a form and a function in a language. When we say minimal unit, we mean that it cannot be broken down further into more constituents. Hence, the word is not seen as the smallest unit of language.