Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Morpheme

  • Miechelle McKelveyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_899

Synonyms

Morphology

Definition

Morpheme is the smallest unit of grammatical meaning, which may consist of a single word (play) or part of a word (ending ed in the word played) that cannot be divided into smaller grammatical units.

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Owens Jr., R. E. (2017). Language development: An introduction (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson.Google Scholar
  2. Wortham, S. C. (2015). Assessment in early childhood education (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Merrill.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication Disorders, COE B141University of Nebraska KearneyKearneyUSA