The Analysis of Word Structure Viewed from English Morphological Perspective

Ratna Andhika . Mahaputri


This article proposes a workable, teachable, generalisable as well as communicatively efficient framework for analyzing the word in English Morphology. It is proposed that a framework of English Morphology should include the understanding of word structure, morphemes and their arrangement in forming words. Further, this article explains why is morphology studied and how is morphology studied to EFL students from the point of view of several morphologists in some sources. This is also intoducing some principles used in Morphology which are taken from Eugene Nida’s: 1965 textbook Morphology. Finally, the main objective of teaching morphology is to assign meaning to parts of words.

Key words: Morpheme, Word Structure, Morphological Analysis, Syntesis.

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