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morphosyntactic

Syllabification: mor·pho·syn·tac·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌmôrfōsinˈtaktik
 
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Definition of morphosyntactic in English:

adjective

Linguistics
Involving both morphology and syntax.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

morphosyntactically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
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.

morphosyntax

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈsinˌtaks/
noun
Example sentences
  • Congo morphosyntax shows many parallels with the Spanish of semi-speakers and foreign language learner
  • Early morphosyntax is very rich and uniform in young French-speaking children

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