In recent issues of Word Ways, Dmitri Borgmann and Richard Lederer struggled with the age-old linguistic question "What is a word?" without coming to any very satisfactory conclusions. In fact, both authors convinced me what a word is not: a collection of letters strung together (with or without spaces), or simply a collection of morphemes. This note attempts to shed a little further light on the problem.
"Once More: What Is a Word?,"
Word Ways: Vol. 13
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol13/iss3/8