Introducing Morphology

ISBN-10: 0521719798
ISBN-13: 9780521719797
Edition: 2009
Authors: Rochelle Lieber
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
The International Phonetic Alphabet
Point and manner of articulation of English consonants and vowels
What is morphology?
Introduction
What's a word?
Words and lexemes, types and tokens
But is it really a word?
Why do languages have morphology?
The organization of this book
Summary
Exercises
Words, dictionaries, and the mental lexicon
Introduction
Why not check the dictionary?
The mental lexicon
More about dictionaries
Summary
Exercises
Lexeme formation: the familiar
Introduction
Kinds of morphemes
Affixation
Compounding
Conversion
Minor processes
How to: morphological analysis
Summary
Exercises
Productivity and creativity
Introduction
Factors contributing to productivity
Restrictions on productivity
How to: finding words
Ways of measuring productivity
Historical changes in productivity
Productivity versus creativity
Summary
Exercises
Lexeme formation: further afield
Introduction
Affixes: beyond prefixes and suffixes
Internal stem change
Reduplication
Templatic morphology
Summary
Exercises
Inflection
Introduction
Types of inflection
Inflection in English
Paradigms
Inflection and productivity
Inherent versus contextual inflection
Inflection versus derivation revisited
How to: morphological analysis
Summary
Exercises
Typology
Introduction
Universals and particulars: a bit of linguistic history
The genius of languages: what's in your toolkit?
Ways of characterizing languages
Genetic and areal tendencies
Summary
Exercises
Words and sentences: the interface between morphology and syntax
Introduction
Argument structure and morphology
On the borders
Summary
Exercises
Sounds and shapes: the interface between morphology and phonology
Introduction
Allomorphs
How to: analyzing allomorphy
Lexical strata
Summary
Exercises
Theoretical challenges
Introduction
The nature of morphological rules
Lexical integrity
Blocking
Constraits on affix ordering
Bracketing paradoxes
The nature of affixal polysemy
Reprise: what's theory?
Summary
Exercises
Glossary
References
Index

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