Importance And Importance Of Morphology In Language

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Many a times, we have seen many words which are used in various ways, for example, child, children, childhood, live, lively, livelihood, female, feminine, feminist, feminism, and so on. Have we ever observed, why does so happen? How do we change number? For example: a cat becomes cats when we say I have 2 cats as my pets. How does goose changes into geese, when we are said to change its number? How we make nouns from verbs such as, smoking from the verb smoke? This all happens because of not a magic but due to morphology, a branch of linguistics. In every language in the world, whether it is written, spoken, or signed, morphology is fundamentally involved in both the production of the language, as well as its understanding. Morphology is what makes a pointer someone who points someone who points, what makes impossible something that is not possible, what makes dogs more than a single dog. Morphology is also what makes a teacher for someone who teaches at school, and what makes inedible something that cannot be eaten. It is because of only morphology that we write and speak, he is going to market and they are going to market. In my present paper, I want to throw light on the importance of morphology and how it can be an important tool to enhance our vocabulary in a very …show more content…
In doing so, these producers of language start with a root word (for example the verb go), and governed by a set of syntactic features (for example third person, singular, present), form the appropriate inflection (goes). This process is called morphological generation. In order to make this process more effective, the listeners and observers of language must be able to take the inflected word (actresses) and find the underlying root (actor) as well as the set of conveyed syntactic features (feminine, plural). This decoding process is called morphological

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