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Subject: Morphemes
Question: My question is: Is there such a thing as An English Dictionary of
Morphemes.

I have looked in several libraries trying to find such a dictionary so
that I can continue my research.

So far, I have not come across any such compilation.

If there is no such kind of dictionary, there might be a particular
textbook partially devoted to the subject?

Thank You
Steve

Reply: To me it doesn't seem the kind of thing that anyone would be tempted to produce a dictionary of. If one has a dictionary of the ordinary kind, of words, perhaps with appendices listing derivational suffixes and prefixes such as are included in many ordinary published dictionaries, it is not easy for me to see what additional value there would be in a dictionary of morphemes.

Geoffrey Sampson

Reply From: Geoffrey Richard Sampson      click here to access email
 
Date: 13-Sep-2012
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Morphemes    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (13-Sep-2012)
  2. Re: Morphemes    Madalena Cruz-Ferreira     (13-Sep-2012)
  3. Re: Morphemes    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (15-Sep-2012)
  4. Re: Morphemes    James L Fidelholtz     (17-Sep-2012)

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