And Individual Levels
This is the study of morphemes, “the smallest unit of meaning” (Piper, 2012). The two broadest types of morphemes are lexical and functional. Lexical morphemes have a meaning, which can be accepted all on its own, without the use of another morpheme. Functional morpheme relates to when a noun is plural and includes functional words, which can stand alone, but also have other morphemes attached to it. There are also inflectional morphemes that have a similar purpose to functional words, but cannot stand alone (Piper 2012).
Piper, T. (2012). Making Meaning, Making Sense: Children’s Early Language Learning. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education.
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