Tagged: morphemes


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...


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.