Definitions of Morphology
- American English – /mor-fAHl-uh-jee/
- British English – /maw-fOl-uh-jee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /mɔrˈfɑlədʒi/
- British English – /mɔːˈfɒlədʒi/
- Plural: morphologies
- Morphology focuses on the syntactical (structural) aspects of words or morphemes to understand word creation, such as compound formation and derivation.
- Also called:
- sound structure
- syllable structure
- word structure
- A linguist or specialized (noun) morphologist studies phonology to understand (adjective) morphologic or (adjective) morphological aspects of language (adjective) morphologically.
- Sociolinguistics Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “morphology” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “morphology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/morphology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
morphology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/morphology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “morphology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/morphology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“morphology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/morphology/>.