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- Inflectional and Derivational Morphology. A Comparison
- Inflectional Morphology
- What Are Derivational Morphemes?
Inflectional and Derivational Morphology. A Comparison
Humans need to interact with each other. Language is the media of communication between one individual from another person. Fromkin, Rodman and Hyams described language as a symbolic system in which sounds and meanings are assigned to each other, allowing humans to communicate what we are thinking and how we are feeling.
In other words, there is an arbitrary aspect of language with meanings assigned to words and sounds. Language may be performed in spoken, written as well as in the form of signs. It means that people use words to communicate with other societies. People always use language either in written and spoken form to convey messages, desires, or human needs. One of the form in using language can be found in the written language on the lyrics of songs. Song is a short musical composition made up of mutually dependent words and music that together produce a unique aesthetic response Gove, Gove, According to Cox , Songs capture what we hear, think and feel by focusing, recording and fine-tuning it with the languages and words.
Generally, the lyrics of a song has specific characteristic and imaginative quality such as denotation, connotation, and symbol. Many words in the songs have a power to influence a person. The influence comes from the meaning of the words that offered in the lyric. A lyric of song can be written figuratively, for example, "But my heart is a valley, it's so shallow and manmade" in River Lea by Adele.
Lyrics can be studied from an academic perspective. For example, some lyrics can be considered a form of social commentary. Lyrics often contain political, social, and economic themes-as well as aesthetic elements and so can communicate culturally significant messages. These messages can be explicit, or implied through metaphor or symbolism. Sweet is an adjective, although the morpheme -est added, the word class remained the same. Statement of the ProblemMost adults know about morphology implicitly, but they only know about it explicitly if they have taken courses in Linguistics.
Kirby and Bowers' research suggests that many children and their teachers would benefit from enhanced explicit knowledge of morphology. Most language learners encounter various problems while trying to learn about Morphology.
Besides, some of the teachers lack methods of teaching the derivational and inflectional morphemes. They need some an exposure on teaching those morphemes to make teaching learning process interesting. This problem is surmountable if language learners are exposed to things that capture their feelings like music. It is due to this that this research has attempted to proffer solution to, at least, in a modest way.
Research Objectives General ObjectivesThe aim of the research is to provide an analysis of the derivational and inflectional morphemes in the song lyrics of Adele's 25 album. Specific ObjectivesThe specific objectives of this study are To find out the classifications of derivational and inflectional morphemes used in Adele's songs.
To identify the morphological descriptions of derivational and inflectional morphemes in Adele's songs. Research Questions1.
What are the classifications of derivational and inflectional morphemes used in Adele's songs? How are the morphological descriptions of derivational and inflectional morphemes in Adele's songs presented? Significance of the StudyThis study is expected give additional information to the readers especially for students as it have exposed the derivational and inflectional morphemes used in Adele's songs.
In addition, this research can contribute to the development of literary study, particularly among students who are interested in the literary study. Moreover, the other researchers can use it as one of the literature reviews in their study to find out some other aspects of these songs. Apart from that, this study can benefit the teacher such that it can be used as one of the references in teaching derivational and inflectional morphemes.
Moreover, they can use it to create an attractive teaching learning process. The Scope and limitations of the StudyThis study is based on analyzing derivational and inflectional morphemes used in Adele's songs. This study will cover the "25" album which was released on 20 November , through XL Recordings. This faced a researcher when conducting the research as the fund provided is not sufficient in collecting data, compiling accommodation, stationery and other accessories to complete the research task.
Hence, a researcher used other alternative fund to accomplish research effectively. The time allocated for the completion of this study was too limited. The researcher was required to do research at the same time to be in class that was difficult thus; a researcher uses extra time effectively and purposely in researching. Definition of the key Termsa. Morpheme; the word "morpheme" is derived from the Greek word morphe, which means form.
The word itself means the traditional term for the most elemental unit of grammatical form Fromkin, Rodman and Hyams, Morpheme is divided into two terms; bound and free morphemes. Bound morphemes are prefixes, suffixes, and infixes. In English language, however, it has no infixes. Bound morphemes are divided into two terms; they are derivational morphemes and inflectional morphemes. Derivational morpheme; it is a bound morpheme that changes the root's class of words or its meaning, or both.
For example, the word "unhappy" is included in adjective. The meaning, however, is very different between "I am happy" and "I am unhappy". Other example, the word "slow" added with "-ly" became "slowly". The suffix "-ly" changes adjectives into adverbs.
In this case, the prefix "un-" and the suffix "-ly" are called derivational morphemes. Inflectional Morpheme; it is the bound morpheme which never changes the grammatical category of a word Yule, For example, the word "books" derives from the root book added with a suffix "-s".
Both "book" and "books" are noun. The suffix "-s" only indicates the plural form. In this case, the suffix "-s" is inflectional morpheme. Also in this chapter, the following concepts will be discussed: Morphology, morpheme, derivational morpheme and inflectional morpheme The Theoretical Literature ReviewThis study was guided by generative morphology theory that was introduced by Noam Chomsky in As it in Generative Grammar, the morphological theory marks on studying the linguistic rules that can be applied in the course of generating an infinite number of words.
Spencer argues that generative grammar seeks to provide an explicit, formal theory of language structure. Originally, this meant constructing sets of rules, which are ultimately formalisable as mathematical expressions, but which in practice are usually stated in a relatively informal notation. More recently, grammars have been viewed as sets of principles and constraints on the well formedness of linguistic expressions, but the overall conception remains essentially the same. From this, grammar generates the well-formed expression that is correctly formed sentences or words.
According to Spencer one of the aspect of word structure is the internal structuring of words, which is the way that component morphemes combine and the relationships that hold between sets of morphologically related words. There have been two basic approaches to account for the structure of a word such as untied.
On this conception a morpheme is essentially like a morphologically simple monomorphemic word, stored in the lexicon. This is the model proposed by Halle , one of the first explicit statements of generative morphology. The other conception is to regard the verb stem un-tie as the result of a morphological operation of prefixation performed on the root or word tie.
The past tense is then formed by virtue of another operation of -d suffixation. In this view, it is the lexical roots like tie that are stored in the lexicon, and the inflectional and derivational morphemes are added by specifically morphological operations. Aronoff first argued for this model though he only discussed derivation; Beard, , proposes a model including inflection.
In this study, the researcher has adopted Halle's model for derivational morphology, but handled inflection in something closer to Aronoff's way. Empirical Literature ReviewThe study of language is called linguistics. Language is used to not only communicate with others but also influence, persuade, motivate or even provoke others. Morphology is one of linguistic field. O' Grady and Guzman, explain that morphology is the system of categories and rules involved in word formation and interpretation.
From those definitions, the writer assumes that morphology is one of linguistic field that study the word formation process. A morpheme is one of the components of word structure. According to Katamba , morpheme is the smallest difference in the shape of a word that correlates with the smallest difference in grammatical structure.
Therefore, a morpheme cannot be divided into a smaller unit. For example, morpheme 'book' cannot be torn apart into b-o-o-k, because they do not have meaning when these are separated. A morpheme can be divided into bound morphemes and free morphemes. Bound morphemes can only occur when they are attached to free morpheme. Common bound morpheme in English such as -ed past tense marker , -s plural marker , -er, etc.
A morpheme is the smallest meaningful unit in a language. A morpheme is not necessarily the same as a word. The main difference between a morpheme and a word is that a morpheme sometimes does not stand alone, but a word, by definition, always stands alone. The field of linguistic study dedicated to morphemes is called morphology. When a morpheme can stand alone, it is considered a root because it has a meaning of its own such as the morpheme cat. When it depends on another morpheme to express an idea, it is an affix because it has a grammatical function such as the —s in cats to indicate plurality.
What Are Derivational Morphemes?
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Inflection is the morphological system for making word forms of words, whereas derivation is one of the morphological systems for making new words. Derivation is formally similar to inflection because both processes make use of affixation. Intuitively speaking, the products of inflection are all manifestations of the same word, whereas derivation creates new words. Inflection does not change the syntactic category of the word to which it applies, whereas derivation may do so. For instance, while both boek book and boeken book-s are nouns, derivation may change word class: groen green is an adjective, but the diminutive word groentje beginner, greenhorn is a noun.