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morphophonology Line breaks: mor¦pho|phon¦ology
Pronunciation: /ˌmɔːfə(ʊ)fəˈnɒlədʒi/

Definition of morphophonology in English:


[mass noun]
The branch of linguistics that deals with the phonological representation of morphemes.


Example sentences
  • All names are lexical entries, in the sense that they are morphophonological patterns with a conventional (if sometimes very local) meaning, which is not predictable from the meaning of their parts (if any).
  • The generic space is the semantic and morphophonological commonality between the two expressions.
  • They are listed in the lexicon, but an error in the morphological or morphophonological system prevents the parser from recognising them.
Example sentences
  • To meet the requirements of such a morphologically and morphophonologically complex language as Tundra Nenets, the rule system makes extensive use of the concepts of default and referral.
  • But it is certainly possible to distinguish between two glottal stops morphophonologically.
  • Most notably, Broca's aphasics combine lexical meaning into propositions, create and analyze sentences of considerably complex structure, and are also able to synthesize and analyze words morphophonologically.
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