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morphosyntactic Line breaks: mor¦pho|syn¦tac¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌmɔːfə(ʊ)sɪnˈtaktɪk/

Definition of morphosyntactic in English:


Involving both morphology and syntax: number is a morphosyntactic unit; plurals require both a morphological change and syntactic agreement between noun and verb
More 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.


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.
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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