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The main morpheme in a word that gives the word its meaning. It is no longer analysable, either in terms of derivational or inflectional morphology. It is what remains after the removal of all affixes.



A branch of linguistics that studies words meanings and relations between them in the lexicon.


A type of affix placed after the root morpheme.

syntagmatic perspective

studies how the choice of a word form depends on the word's relation to other words in the sentence.


A branch of linguistics that studies how words combine together in a sentence.

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