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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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This can be taken as evidence that, in these school grades, the child's reading experience is sufficient to decompose the words into its morphemic components during reading.
Only two of the vocabulary studies included both a vocabulary measure and a reading comprehension measure and the effect sizes for students who received a combination of morphemic and contextual analysis instruction ranged from -0.004 to -0.16, resulting in virtually no effect for comprehension in a passage (Baumann et al., 2002; Baumann et al., 2003).
At each and every level of language, therefore, phonetic, morphemic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, etc., there are most probably at least two strings of information, one constant, one increasing exponentially (see the exponent in the logarithm), the levels themselves alternating form and content (with the exception of the pragmatic level, where the form and meaning merge together in the production of the linguistic effect):
Such diphthongs are not included in the vowel inventory of Hindko because they are not separate phonemes as most of them come into being due to morphemic operations under specific conditions or result due to any elision process as shown below:
One generative approach that could potentially be used to provide the kind of vocabulary instruction students with learning disabilities (LD) need in order to learn the meaning of thousands of words is called morphemic analysis instruction (Blachowicz & Fisher, 2000; Ebbers & Denton, 2008; Graves, 1986; Nagy & Scott, 2000).
Therefore, it is glossed as non-singular agent morpheme in the morphemic analysis.
Key words: Code-switching, Agreement, Urdu/Hindi-English, Intra-clausal, Intra-phrasal, morphemic.
While breadth refers to the amount of words known, depth of word knowledge includes all word characteristics such as phonemic, graphemic, morphemic, syntactic, semantic, collocational and phraseological properties (Quian, 2002).
Also, our beliefs which sometimes constitute our identity as well as our value system, are so vital to our existence that not having a structured language with "its semantic, syntactic, phonetic, morphemic and semiotic dimensions"(Ozumba 2004: 18) can mar its existence, continuity and even its meaningfulness.
No phonemic, morphemic, syntactic, or semantic parsing of any utterance depicts the workings of language in the brain, any more than parsing an event into seconds, minutes, and hours depicts the workings of time in the brain.
In such cases, the language learner compulsively resorts to shifts of expression ranging from morphemic to textual dimension.