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Morphological theory an introduction to word structure in generative grammar by Andrew Spencer

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Published by Basil Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English


  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology.,
  • Generative grammar.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-494) and indexes.

StatementAndrew Spencer.
LC ClassificationsP241 .S64 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 512 p. :
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1883507M
ISBN 100631161430, 0631161449
LC Control Number90044350

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Morphological Perspectives takes words as the starting point for any questions about linguistic structure: their form, their internal structure, their paradigmatic extensions, and their role in expressing and manipulating syntactic configurations. With a team of authors that run the typological gamut of languages, this book examines these. The theoretical framework of the book: Meaning-Text Theory 4 3. Characteristics of the linguistic definitions proposed 11 Substantive aspect of the definitions 12 Formal aspect of the definitions 16 Morphological dependency 32 Notation 33 The concept of morphological dependency: Definition 34 Comments on. This is the first near-exhaustive introduction to the burgeoning field of morphology in generative grammar. Presupposing very little prior knowledge of linguistics, the book guides the reader from absolute basics to the most recent theoretical developments. Written in an accessible style, and including a wealth of exercises, this textbook is designed so that it can be used either on courses.   He has published on the theory of morphophonology and on a variety of topics in morphology. He is currently working on argument structure alternations in Russian verb classes and their nominalizations. He is author of two textbooks, Morphological Theory and Phonology (both published by Blackwell Publishers).