content morpheme

content morpheme

A noun, verb, adjective, or adverb which is central to understanding a phrase or sentence.
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4) The ML Blocking Hypothesis, whereby the insertion of an EL content morpheme not congruent with the corresponding ML is blocked.
The EL plural morpheme may be seen as part of the selected EL content morpheme.
The insertion of single words, as in (1b), is seen as resulting in ML + EL constituents, which must adhere to two principles: the morpheme order principle stipulates that the ML sets the morpheme order, and the system morpheme principle that content morphemes can come from the EL, but that a certain type of functional element (here called system morphemes) has to be from the ML.
Formation of compounds is mainly a matter of juxtaposing two content morphemes.
Thus, a content morpheme in one language may have a counterpart in another language that is a system morpheme, or may even have no counterpart in terms of matching morphemes.
In addition, this section makes the distinction between content morpheme and open class/thematic element.
Their form depends on the grammatical configurations that the language-specific grammar requires of that projection, not on the content morpheme that is the head of that maximal projection, as is the case with "early" system morphemes.
The preposition down is a content morpheme in Stella stood down by the riverside, but it is an early system morpheme in Stella laid the bone down/Stella laid down the bone.
They may be in a different lemma from the content morpheme pointing to them (e.
Consequently, if an outsider late system morpheme is part of a multimorphemic word that contains either a content morpheme or an early system morpheme, it blocks directions from these conceptually activated morphemes.
However, the embedded language, English, can supply the adjective silly, a content morpheme.
The notion of monosyllabic roots has been reintroduced into the Austronesian literature by Blust (1988), although the latter does not reconstruct them as content morphemes.
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