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mor·pheme

(mōr'fēm),
The smallest linguistic unit with a meaning.
[G. morphē, form + -eme, from phoneme, G. phēmē, utterance]

morpheme

The smallest semantically meaningful unit of a spoken language (words, prefixes or suffixes) that have discrete meanings. The formal study of morphemes is termed morphology.

morpheme

(mor'fem)
The smallest meaningful grammatical unit in a language (e.g., the s in “beds”).
See: phoneme

morpheme

The smallest element of speech that conveys either factual or grammatical information. Compare with phoneme which is a speech sound that serves to distinguish one word from another.
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Earlier work by Bowers (2006), Nunes and Bryant (2006) and Ramsden (2001) demonstrated that teaching children about morphemes is a powerful teaching tool for spelling instruction.
This morpheme is found with all persons and numbers and therefore I strongly believe that this interpretation must be abandoned (see Campbell, "The Old Hurrian Verb," SMEA 49 [2007]: 76-80).
Before proceeding to the analysis of formatives I would like to make a terminological remark: when a morpheme consists of one formative I will use the simplified wording "morpheme X is strong/weak" instead of the more precise "the formative corresponding to the morpheme X is strong/weak".
However, thanks to the large size of the corpus, the existing differences do not distort the general proportions of the specific words and morphemes under consideration.
While it could be argued that BARSTOOL and TOOLBARS share the same morpheme, BAR, the credentials for MENTALLY TALLYMEN appear to be impeccable.
The morpheme <ka-> occurs in reflexive or reciprocal conjugations.
Due to intensive development of computer technologies the possibility to consider terminological lexis from different points of view, namely to analyze its morpheme, word-building and semantic structure seems timely.
To compare the validity of opinion analysis, we took a comparison testing among OSNB [15], Morpheme [25] and BREM.
In languages like English, this is obscured by the fact that the number of heads in the syntactic tree exceeds the number of morphemes lexicalizing it.
Their knowledge of syllables and morphemes was assessed through the counting of syllables and morphemes in 10 additional words each, for a total of 30 items.
This process occurs in Nambya when a consonant + vowel sequence is realized as a consonant only before vowel commencing morphemes generally and non-deverbative vowel commencing stems.
The syntactic complexity of maternal utterances was assessed using mean length of utterance (MLU) in morphemes based on all the complete and intelligible utterances produced.