morphophonemics


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mor·pho·pho·ne·mics

 (mor′fō-fə-nē′mĭks)
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) The changes in pronunciation undergone by allomorphs of morphemes as they are modified by neighboring sounds, as the plural allomorphs in cat-s, dog-s, box-es, or as they are modified for grammatical reasons in the course of inflection or derivation, as house versus to house and housing.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the morphophonemics of a language.

mor′pho·pho·ne′mic adj.

morphophonemics

(ˌmɔːfəʊfəʊˈniːmɪks)
n
1. (Linguistics) linguistics (functioning as singular) the study of the phonemic realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language
ˌmorphophoˈnemic adj

mor•pho•pho•ne•mics

(ˌmɔr foʊ fəˈni mɪks, -fə foʊˈni-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonological realizations, components, or mappings.
2. the body of data concerning these relations in a given language.
[1935–40]
mor`pho•pho•ne′mic, adj.

morphophonemics

1. the study of the relations between morphemes and their phonetic realizations, components, or distribution contexts.
2. the body of data concerning these relations in a specific language. — morphophonemicist, n. — morphophonemic, adj.
See also: Linguistics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morphophonemics - the study of the phonological realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language
descriptive linguistics - a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
References in classic literature ?
He explains the basic concepts, then covers morphological processes and conceptual categories, morphophonemics, word classes, subclasses, constituent structure, language typology, grammatical relations, voice and valence, and multi-clause constructions.