Topic 4: Morphology
The knowledge of morphology can contribute to our understanding of English vocabulary and grammar better and help us in our future role as an English teacher. Discuss the statement above. Provide examples to support your answer.

      In comparison to Malay language, English is more complicated morphologically. In general, morphology refers to the system involved in word formation, their internal structure, and how they are formed (Aronoff & Fudemen, 2005). To be specific, English morphology revolves around the knowledge of both inflectional and derivational processes in the linguistic field. Here, Fromkin, Blair and Collins (1999) define inflectional morphology as changes in the form of a word according to its grammatical function, for example, talk becomes talked to indicate activity in the past time.   On the other hand, derivational morphology concerns changes of a word to give additional meaning to the original word (e.g. sufficient becomes insufficient) and may be in a different grammatical class from the underived word as well (e.g. beauty, a noun, becomes beautiful, an adjective).   In brief, each morphology components actually makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of English vocabulary and grammar rules. This is because based on the knowledge of inflectional morphology, it can thus be presumed that it plays a key role in grammatical accuracy, while knowledge of derivational morphology plays a role in the development of our vocabulary knowledge. With these both inflectional and derivational morphology knowledge hand in hand, it indirectly further equips us in playing the effective role as the future English teacher. Due to this important role, this essay will thus focus on the role of morphology knowledge in the development of L2 vocabulary plus grammar, and to what extent it helps our role as the future English teachers.
      As noted above, morphology refers to the meaning and structure of morphemes that are part of or...