Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

The role of morphology in the process of language acquisition and learning

Joaquín A. Domínguez Martínez



Morphology is attracting more and more the interest of linguists. No complete theory of language can develop without a well established theory of word formation. There are many unsolved problems, however, which make any morphological theory a weak theory, badly needing evidence based solutions, some of them crucial to the theory; these are for example, productivity, meaning, constraints, and so on. We are also concerned with the acquisition/learning of the rules of word formation. In this respect we draw out conclusions from other authors' evidence and from our own.


Morfología; Formación de palabras; Adquisición del lenguaje; Aprendizaje de la lengua


Copyright (c) 1991 Joaquín A. Domínguez Martínez

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