Chapter Report about English Morphology and Examples from All Cases

I.            INTRODUCTION

The study of morphology has been influenced by many groups of linguists, for example by the philologists of the nineteenth century, by the structuralists in the twentieth century, by the transformational grammarians in the second half of the twentieth century, and the linguists with other theoretical orientations as well. We know such name as Mc Carthy, Catamba, Victoria Fromkin, Laurie Bauer, and William O’Grady had made books about English morphology. As the result, many ideas come up and give various understanding about morphology itself. Advisable, a lot of different sources do not make such distortion to the reader; otherwise those will enrich their knowledge with coherent approach of morphology studies.


Have you ever questioned about many words you see when you read books? How they emerge? What exactly word is? All of these questions have something to do with morphology, the study of words and their structure. It is well-established observation that words occur in different forms and in the nineteenth century the term ‘morphology’ was given to the study of this change in the forms of words. Etymologically, morphology refers to the study of shapes of words which relates to changes in meaning. Instead, the study also covers the collection of units which are used in changing the forms of words. Continue reading