Morpheme Awareness and Its Significance to Language Learning

  • Chen Ning


As the smallest language unit, morpheme is the smallest combination of language and semantic. In different language systems, morphemes have different forms of expression. Morpheme awareness refers the awareness of the morpheme structure within the word and the ability to manipulate the structure. Over the years, studies have shown that morpheme awareness plays an important role in improving learners' reading comprehension and vocabulary learning. As a kind of met linguistic awareness, morpheme awareness is very important in the acquisition and development of language learners, and is gradually paid attention to by language researchers. Based on the study of morpheme awareness, this thesis summarizes the unique contribution of morpheme awareness to reading comprehension, and emphasizes morpheme awareness is helpful to the understanding of semantics and the conjecture of new words. As the result, it is of great significance to improve reading comprehension ability efficiently.