Morphology, word formation and lexicology

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Morphology, word formation and lexicology by Mind Map: Morphology, word formation and lexicology

1. Morphology

1.1. It is the study of the basic building blocks of meaning in language

1.1.1. Free roots

1.1.2. Bound prefixes: un-happy, re-write, pre-view b. suffixes: writ-ing, quick-ly, neighbor-hood c. infixes: (very rare in English) speech-ometer

1.1.3. Derivational happiness ← happy + ness; preview ← pre + view.

1.1.4. Inflectional cats ← cat + s; cooler ← cool + er.

1.1.5. Cranberry permit, commit, submit

1.1.6. Content car, -able, -un.

1.1.7. Function and, plural -s

2. Semantics

2.1. It is the study of meaning expressed by elements of a language, characterizable as a symbolic system

3. Syntax

3.1. It is the formation of sentences, how words are combined to larger units than words, to phrases and sentences

4. Lexicology

4.1. It deals with vocabulary of the language and the property of words as basic units of the language.

4.1.1. Task of lexicology Is to give systematic description of the English vocabulary, its etymological peculiar features and its classifications. to study the rules of enriching the vocabulary

4.1.2. Types of lexicology General lexicology Special lexicology Contrastive lexicology Historical lexicology Descriptive lexicology

5. Pragmatics

5.1. It  is the study of "how to do things with words"

5.1.1. Speech acts It differs certain kinds of acts Direct Indirect

5.1.2. Rethorical structure

5.1.3. Conversational implicature Cooperative Principle maxim of quality maxim of quantity maxim of relevance maxim of manner

5.1.4. Management of reference

6. Resources:

6.1. Ohio Estate University, 2016, Morphology, Retrieved from

6.2. Rodney Huddleston, 2002, The University of Queensland, Retrieved from

6.3. Мысли вслух, 2015, Lexicology, Retrieved from

6.4. Penn University, 2016, Linguistics 001, Retrieved from