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Morphology
Palgrave Modern Linguistics
2nd edition
 
 
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Morphology is a lively, comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. This revised and updated second edition contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages. It also features an additional chapter on optimality theory and an expanded list of reading suggestions to take the student further into a particular area.

The book is divided into three parts:

- Part I surveys traditional and structuralist notions of word-structure which still provide the necessary background to morphological investigations
- Part II explores the relationship between the lexicon, morphology and phonology in current generative grammar
- Part III examines issues in the interaction between the lexicon, morphology and syntax.

Stimulating and easy-to-follow, this is an essential guide to a fundamental subject within the field of linguistics.


Description

Morphology is a lively, comprehensive introduction to current morphological theory and analysis, designed to take absolute beginners to a point where they can approach the current literature in the subject. This revised and updated second edition contains numerous in-text exercises which involve the reader in doing morphology by formulating hypotheses and testing them against data from English and numerous other languages. It also features an additional chapter on optimality theory and an expanded list of reading suggestions to take the student further into a particular area.

The book is divided into three parts:

- Part I surveys traditional and structuralist notions of word-structure which still provide the necessary background to morphological investigations
- Part II explores the relationship between the lexicon, morphology and phonology in current generative grammar
- Part III examines issues in the interaction between the lexicon, morphology and syntax.

Stimulating and easy-to-follow, this is an essential guide to a fundamental subject within the field of linguistics.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Symbols
The International Phonetic Alphabet
PART I: BACKGROUND
Introduction
Introduction to Word-Structure
Types of Morphemes
Productivity in Word Formation
PART II: MORPHOLOGY AND ITS RELATION TO PHONOLOGY
Introducing Lexical Morphology
Insights from Lexical Morphology
Lexical Morphology: An Appraisal
Templatic Morphology
Templatic and Prosodic Morphology
Optimality Theory and Morphology
PART III: MORPHOLOGY AND ITS RELATION TO THE LEXICON AND SYNTAX
Inflectional Morphology
Morphological Mapping of Grammatical Functions
The Interpretation of the Lexicon, Morphology, and Syntax
Glossary
References
Index


Authors

FRANCIS KATAMBA is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, UK. His books include An Introduction to Phonology (Longman, 1989), English Words (Routledge, 1994) and Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction 3e (with William O'Grady and Michael Dobrovolsky, Pearson).

JOHN STONHAM is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His publications include Linguistic Theory and Complex Words (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Combinatorial Morphology (Benjamins, 1994).