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A glossary of English/Korean terms used in linguistics.

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The smallest unit of language that carries meaning. Morphemes can be either free or bound.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

A discrete unit of sound in language that can be used to distinguish a word from another word.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The morphological process by which a word other than a noun (i.e. verb, adverb, adjective) is turned into a noun. Adding the suffix '-ing' to a verb in order to create a gerund is an example ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

The morphological process by which a word other than an adjective (i.e. verb, adverb, noun) is turned into an adjective. Adding the suffix '-ful' or '-less' to certain nouns is an ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

In Korean, a suffix that attaches to a verb stem but that must be followed by an additional suffix known as a final-ending. Pre-final endings indicate tense, modality, and honorification.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

In Korean, a suffix that attaches to and completes the conjugation of a verb stem but that can also be preceded by a suffix known as a pre-final ending. Final endings can function to end a sentence, ...

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

An utterance in language that fulfills a performative function in communication. Common speech acts include apologies, commands, compliments, refusals, requests, etc.

Domain: Language; Category: Linguistics

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