Free morpheme

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A free morpheme is a morpheme which can function as an free form. In this respect free morphemes are opposed to bound morphemes.

Example

The English word dog is a free morpheme.

Link

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Bloomfield, Leonard. 1933. Language. New York: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory, Blackwell, Oxford.