A-morphous Morphology by Stephen R. AndersonA-morphous Morphology by Stephen R. Anderson

A-morphous Morphology

byStephen R. Anderson

Paperback | July 26, 1992

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A-Morphous Morphology presents a new theory of the structure of words, as it relates to a full generative grammar of language. It rejects the notion that complex words are built up by concatenating simple minimal signs or morphemes, and proposes instead that word structure is described by a system of rule-governed relations between one word and another. In his book, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson offers a discussion of the implications of his own original position for issues in language change, language typology and the computational analysis of word structure.
Title:A-morphous MorphologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:July 26, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521378664

ISBN - 13:9780521378666


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The study of word structure; 2. Why have a morphology at all?; 3. Is morphology really about morphemes?; 4. The interaction of morphology and syntax; 5. The theory of inflection; 6. Some complex inflectional systems; 7. Morphology in the lexicon: derivation; 8. Clitics are phrasal affixes; 9. The relation of morphology to phonology; 10. How much structure do words have?; 11. Composites: words with internal structure; 12. Morphology and the typology of languages; 13. Morphological change; 14. Morphology as a computational problem; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

."..the discussions are well conducted: the line of argument and its relationships with the data on the one hand--which come from a variety of languages--and theoretical constructions on the other is clear and leaves little unassumed. ... Any linguist dealing with words should read this book: it gives a good idea of the state morphology has arrived at in the Chomskyan framework and the problems it will have to address, and it is more than likely to stimulate anyone's reflection on the fundamentals of that discipline." Canadian Journal of Linguistics