Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Morphs and allomorphs

Trabajo educativo morfológico acerca de los morphs and allomorphs

Lourdes Martinez

on 9 October 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Morphs and allomorphs

Index Morphs and examples
Allomorphs and examples
References Morphs Exercises Allomorphs A phonologically distinct
variant of a morpheme. (Lieber, 2009) Allomorphs vary in shape
or pronunciation according
to their conditions of use,
but not as to meaning An allomorph is an alternative
manifestation of a morpheme The negative prefix in- in English is often pronounced in- (as in intolerable), but it is also sometimes pronounced im- or il- (impossible, illegal), The plural morpheme in Turkish sometimes appears as -lar and sometimes as -ler Flower......Çiçek
Clowns......Palyaçolar Morphs and allomorphs Window......Dirisha
Doors......Milango In Swahili there are two morphemes that express
plural, mi- and ma- It is the unit of grammatical
form which realizes a morpheme. It is a formal unit
with a physical shape. It is an actual form
used as part of a word,
representing one
version of a morpheme. Cats cat + -s
Buses bus + -es Two Morphs Table table
Difficult difficult One Morph un as in unclear, in - inadequate,
im - immoral, il - illegal,
ig - ignoble, ir - irregular,
non - non-existent, dis - dishonest. Morphs http://grammar.about.com/od/mo/g/Morph.htm

Lieber, R. (2009) Introducing Morphology. Cambridge University Press:UK

http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/referencematerials/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsAnAllomorph.htm extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 4.0, published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 1999. Page content last modified: 28 June 1999

Yule, G. (2010) The study of language. Cambridge: UK References In each word identify its morphs

dogs _______________________
snake _______________________
table _______________________
reopened _____________________
foolishness ____________________
boyish _______________________
car _______________________
cats _______________________
houses _______________________

  In each pair of words identify its allomorphs

men –pencils ___________________________________
talked – went __________________________________
bigger – better _________________________________
prettiest – worst _______________________________
impossible – illegal _____________________________
sheep (plural) – flowers _________________________

  Lourdes Martinez
Full transcript