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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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the subjects to whose ability levels the difficulty of the items was targeted), results of the morpho-syntactic comprehension test for the sample indicated that the group of items did not reveal discrepancies in the difficulty values of each item when targeted on the estimated abilities of subjects.
The comparison of the results in this paper and the studies by other researchers who focused on specific aspects of the FL, rather than in morpho-syntactic or morphological categories (e.
We also expect that Semantic Anaphora measures of working memory should yield higher and more reliable correlations with text comprehension performance than with either the standard reading span measure (RST) or the Morpho-Syntactic Anaphora measure.
The role of FASTR in our approach primarily consists in the identification of morpho-syntactic variants for terms discovered by the previous, term extraction process.
To repeat ([section] 1 above), the notional characterisation of a word class determines its distribution: its general morpho-syntactic behaviour, which the speaker and hearer know how to exploit.
The ML is the language that determines the morpho-syntactic frame for a given sentence, while the EL is the language whose lexical or morpho-syntactic elements are inserted into the ML.
stage of the evolution of the morpho-syntactic behaviour of compound verbs" (p.
As would be predicted, normally developing Polish-speaking children are found to exhibit errors in discovering morpho-syntactic rules well into the third year of life (Smoczynska, 1985).
These vectors take into account the morpho-syntactic structure of the sentence containing the terms to be validated.
She then examines morpho-syntactic, syntactic, lexical, and orthographic/phonological changes in words and grammatical structures.
Elaborating on the description of the interpersonal level given in (HENGEVELD; MACKENZIE, 2006), I will discuss some morpho-syntactic means provided by Standard Modern Arabic (hereafter SMA) to indicate the status of interpersonal units and the different relationships that may hold between them in coordinative constructions.
Re-reading aloud and relating parts of the text appeared together with a significant 'reliance on the readers' morpho-syntactic knowledge', specially in Maria and Sandra, as the latter's think-aloud protocol illustrates: