inflectional morphology

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to inflectional morphology: derivational morphology, Morphemes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflectional morphology - the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of wordsinflectional morphology - the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words
morphology - studies of the rules for forming admissible words
References in periodicals archive ?
Many linguists have studied the role of analogy in English inflectional morphology, says Mattiello, but analogy also deserves attention and investigation in word formation, particularly because of its relevance to neology in English.
The notion of paradigm has traditionally been discussed exclusively within the field of inflectional morphology and its introduction into derivational morphology was first received with scepticism.
Another difference according to Aronoff & Fudeman (2005 is that inflectional morphology does not change the core lexical meaning or category of the words they are attached to, while derivational morphology brings about changes in meaning.
In Romance languages such as Spanish and Italian, which have rich inflectional morphology, some researchers argue for a similar stage based on spontaneous productions in which children heavily rely on first and second person conjugations (also referred to as default or bare forms); these forms are seen as parallel to Optional Infinitives, although they are much less frequent than reported for Germanic languages (for Spanish: Pratt & Grinstead, 2007; Grinstead, 1994, and Torrens, 1995; for Catalan: Torrens, 1995; Grinstead, 1994, and Bel, 2001; for Italian: Guasti, 1994).
Given the feature-dependence of the borderline and the core of SAE, Kortvelyessy argues for more comprehensive and complementary examination of SAE, ranging over all main fields of linguistics (phonetics/phonology, inflectional morphology, word-formation and syntax).
Section 2 unfolds the theoretical framework on the basis of the distinction between derivational and inflectional morphology.
The second chapter provides a linguistic profile of the text, along with an inflectional morphology.
These are languages with rich inflectional morphology and as such they present a big problem for SMT.
The authors concluded that it is more difficult for children to understand the relationships in morphemic derivations than in inflections due to the fact that in derivational morphology there is a change in the grammatical class of the morphologically complex words, which does not occur in inflectional morphology.
For example, Aime Kahrik used it in her thesis dealing with Veps inflectional morphology (1980) and Jaan Oispuu in his thesis on Karelian inflectional morphology (1985).
Inflectional morphology in a family with inherited specific language impairment.
Turning to inflectional morphology, the use of cases is in decline as compared to standard Polish, especially dative, locative and male-personal (MP) plural; first- and third-person present tense verbs are often conflated (e.