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morphophonemics

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mor·pho·pho·ne·mics  (môrf-f-nmks)
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.

morpho·pho·nemic 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
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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


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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.
 
 
 
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