Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

EditorStela Manova

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This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language. Bycontrast, the majority of the chapters in this volume consider more than one language and provide data from typologically diverse languages, some of which are examined for the first time. Many chapters focus on cases of affix ordering that challenge linguistic theory with such phenomena as affixrepetition and variable ordering, both of which are shown to be neither rare nor typical only of lesser-studied languages with unstable grammatical organization, as previously assumed. The book also offers an explicit discussion on the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a focus on mobile affixation, and one on the emergence of affix ordering in child language, the first of its kind in the literature. Repetitive operations, undesirable in many theories, are frequentin early child language and seem to serve as trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. Thus, the volume also raises important questions regarding the general architecture of grammar and the nature and side effects of our theoretical assumptions.

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This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language. Bycontrast, the majority of the chapters in thi...

Stela Manova is a senior researcher and a lecturer at the University of Vienna. She is the founder and organizer of the Vienna Workshops on Affix Order, the author of Understanding Morphological Rules (Springer 2011) and "Affixation" (2013, in Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics, ed. Mark Aronoff), and the editor of a two-volume spec...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.29 × 6.5 × 1.1 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Stela Manova: Introduction: Affix ordering across languages and frameworksPart 1: Syntactic and semantic ordering2. Ekaterina Lyutikova and Sergei Tatevosov: Recursive passivization: a causative coercion account3. Alexander Letuchiy: Scope versus ordering of operations: causativisation and ordering of valency-changing operations in Adyghe4. Angeliki Efthymiou: Modern Greek parasynthetic verbs: a hierarchical relationship between prefixes and suffixes?Part 2: Phonological and morphological ordering5. Yuni Kim: Mobile affixation within a modular approach to the morphology-phonology interface6. Eva Zimmermann: Hierarchy-governed Affix Order in Eastern Kiranti7. Songl Gndodu: Negation in KurmanjiPart 3: Psycholinguistic and cognitive ordering8. Luigi Talamo: Suffix combinations in Italian: selectional restrictions and processing constraints9. Stela Manova: Affix order and the structure of the Slavic wordPart 4: Description and acquisition of affix order10. Iwona Burkacka: Suffix sets in Polish de-nominal derivatives11. Wolfgang U. Dressler, Katarzyna Dziubalska-Koaczyk, Natalia Gagarina, Marianne Kilani-Schoch: Reduplication, repetition, hypercharacterisation and other affix-doubling in child language

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"This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of affix ordering, addressing this topic from different theoretical perspectives, both generative and non-generative, and greatly enriching the set of languages to receive a detailed study of affix ordering. These studies raisechallenges to some commonly held perspectives on the factors involved in affix ordering cross-linguistically." --Keren Rice, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto