Subsystems of Language

Key Vocabulary Terms in the field of English Learners

 

Phonology

The study of the sounds of language

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonology


 

Morphology

The study of how words are formed in language

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphology


 

Syntax

The way in which we order words to create phrases, clauses, and/or sentences.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntax


 

Semantics

The meaning of particular words within a phrase, clause, or sentence.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semantics


 

Graphophonics

The letter-sound relationship in language.

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/ela/docs/litlearn3.html

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