Definition of morphosyntactic in English:
Involving both morphology and syntax.
- I round off the chapter by considering the case of so-called numeral-classifier languages, which typically lack the morphosyntactic distinctions (especially, singular vs. plural) characteristic of English.
- Lexical items are characterized by penultimate accent in the unmarked case, but there are morphosyntactic factors that trigger ultimate accent.
- Their key idea was that differences among languages - especially in plurality or gender or definiteness or other sorts of morphosyntactic marking - should have an effect on what people pay attention to.
- Example sentences
- These were all grammatical sentences: i.e. they were morphosyntactically well formed.
- And much of the literature in interactional linguistics is very syntactically oriented rather than morphosyntactically oriented.
- Russian, for example, does not morphosyntactically distinguish between middle constructions and passives.
Definition of morphosyntactic in:
- British & World English dictionary
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