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Morphology and Syntax

English Project

Hannah Hiu Yan Leung

on 2 July 2013

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Transcript of Morphology and Syntax

The Auction
Game rules:
Your group will be given 3 English alphabetic letters from the word ‘’syntax’’.
Your group will have to bid for the letter that we will put up for auction by forming the longest word from the provided word. You and your group can write your words on the worksheet.
Final goal: form the word ‘’syntax’’.
Something more about Morphology
Morphology and Syntax
How to change the forms of words.
Uses of learning or knowing morphology and syntax:
Helps reading and understanding
Makes writing easier
An advanced way to learn vocabularies
What is Morphology?
Identification, analysis and description of root words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context.
Two main kinds: derivation and compounding.
Derivation: affixing, e.g. agreement, derived from the word agree suffixing with –ment.
Compounding: combining complete word forms into a single compound form, e.g. starlight is a compound word.

What is Syntax?
Study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed.
Big topic for English grammar.
4 theories: generative grammar, categorical grammar, dependency grammar and stochastic grammar.
Alison Chan
Bonnie Chau
Natalie Kwok
Edith Lam
Hannah Leung
Rachel Mok
Onon Wong


Something more about Syntax
You will have to simply
fill in the words
according to their respective forms. Just any word will do. Easy enough, huh?
1. Plural noun
2. Noun
3. Noun
4. Noun
5. Adjective
6. Verb
7. Adjective
8. Person in room
9. Noun
10. Part of body
11. Adjective
12. Noun
13. Adjective
17. Noun
18. Verb ending in ‘’ing’’
20. Plural noun
Thank you, ladies and 1.__________ I’m so nervous. My 2.__________ is beating a/an 3.__________ a minute. I didn’t prepare a/an 4.__________. I never expected to win this 5.__________ Oscar, I have so many people to 6.__________. First and foremost, my 7.__________ co-star-8.__________-who was always in my dressing 9.__________ held my 10.__________ when I was in trouble, and never failed to compliment me or give me a/an 11.__________ pat on my 12.__________ when I did well. I also want to thank my 13.__________ director, my 14.__________ producer, and of course, the 15.__________ writer of the screenplay. Most of all, I want to thank you, my 16.__________ fans, and all the members of the Motion Picture 17.__________ who were responsible for my 18.__________ this 19.__________ award. Bless your 20.__________.
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