Morphology is a subdiscipline of linguistics. It is the study of word structure. Words are at the interface between phonology, syntax and semantics (Spencer / Zwicky)
The components of a word form are called morphemes. Word formation rules describe how to select morphemes from the lexicon and to combine them.
See also inflected language; noun case.
- Francis Katamba, Morphology, Macmillan Press, 1993
- Andrew Spencer and Arnold M. Zwicky, The Handbook of Morphology, Blackwell, 1998