MORPHOLOGY The vocabulary (or lexis) of a language is made up of all the words in that language. A word is an item that can stand alone as a complete unit of meaning. Words can be built up out of smaller units of meaning called morphemes. The branch of linguistics that studies the structure of words is called morphology.
Morphemes are productive New words can be created through INFLECTION > free morpheme + suffix DERIVATION > free morpheme + affix COMPUNDING > free morpheme + free morpheme
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English morphemes often have their equivalent in Italian BUT… -eastwards -crabwise -greenish -shopaholic -swimathon
The typical solution is PARAPHRASE -eastwards > verso est -crabwise > allindietro/come un gambero -greenish > una specie di verde > verdognolo -swimathon > maratpna di nuoto -shopaholic > affetto/a da sindrome dellacquisto compulsivo