Tagged: morphology

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Empty Morphemes in Linguistics

Empty Morphemes have phonological shape or physical structure but do not contain any semantic content. In simple words, they have a form but no function. Empty morphemes are a special case of morphemes in linguistics. Let us look at some typical example cases of empty morpheme in English language: o in speedometer u in factual...

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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.