Understanding Morphology

Understanding Morphology

Description

This new edition of Understanding Morphology has been fully revised in line with the latest research. It now includes 'big picture' questions to highlight central themes in morphology, as well as research exercises for each chapter.

Understanding Morphology presents an introduction to the study of word structure that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field of morphology on the part of the reader, the book presents a broad range of morphological phenomena from a wide variety of languages. Starting with the core areas of inflection and derivation, the book presents the interfaces between morphology and syntax and between morphology and phonology. The synchronic study of word structure is covered, as are the phenomena of diachronic change, such as analogy and grammaticalization.

Theories are presented clearly in accessible language with the main purpose of shedding light on the data, rather than as a goal in themselves. The authors consistently draw on the best research available, thus utilizing and discussing both functionalist and generative theoretical approaches.

Each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to morphology.


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Details

Author(s)
Martin Haspelmath, Andrea D. Sims
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 22.86mm | 544g
Publication date
30 Nov 2010
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
HODDER EDUCATION
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
2nd New edition
Illustrations note
None
ISBN10
0340950013
ISBN13
9780340950012
Bestsellers rank
80,087