free morpheme

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a morpheme that can occur alone


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a) Compounding: This is simply bringing of free morphemes together to form new words e.
For instance, a similar principle is Emonds' (1994) Economy of Derivation saying that, of two equivalent deep structures, the derivation with the insertion of the smallest number of free morphemes is to be preferred.
While Czech is a richly inflected language, English has developed characteristics of an analytic language where some grammatical functions are assumed by free morphemes, for example future tense, unlike past and present, is marked by will.
He therefore introduced, a distinction between genuine free morphemes with sign character (= words) and so-called "free forms".
We had predicted that "Size and Shape Classifiers" (SASS classifiers) are readily available for a slip, due to their status as free morphemes.