International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Notions Underlying the Philosophical Functions of Morpheme: The Formation and Its Analysis
Abdul Karimkeerio

Morphology is the sub-branch of linguistics that is mainly concerned with study of morphemes. A morpheme is the building block of meaning and main constituent of language. It stands as a central part of morphological study. Morphemes are homogeneous in nature and are indivisible unit of language. A single morpheme is enveloped with several grammatical elements. Morphological analysis can help individual to understand the meaning of some words and simultaneously towards learning of new words that becomes easier to understand. The importance of using prefixes and suffixes can also be observed through morphology that further helps to use language. With morphological awareness, students can have a more clear idea about meaning for example: in the word “like” this can be transformed into its various possibilities (unlike, likely, unlikely, likable, unlikable, likeness, unlikeness) through communicating message more correctly and precisely.

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