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Fusional morphology

MORPHOLOGY: a term which is used for a morphological system in which one morpheme, usually an inflectional affix, expresses several different meanings or grammatical functions. EXAMPLE: the components '3rd person possessive' and 'plural' are fused together in the English word their, while Turkish uses two morphemes for these components: evleriden 'from their house' (Lit. 'house-PLURAL-POSSESSIVE-ABLATIVE').
LIT. Bloomfield (1933)
Spencer, A. (1991)