Construction Morphology

Paperback | October 30, 2010

byGeert Booij

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This book shows how complex words and word-like phrasal lexical units can be analysed as constructions, as pairings of forms and meanings. It contributes to current work on the architecture of the grammar, the morphology-syntax interface, the shape and characteristics of the lexicon, and theanalysis of grammaticalization phenomena. It is an important work for morphological theory in particular and for linguistic theory in general.Gert Booij applies the insights of construction grammar to morphological theory and the formation of words and lexical phrases. Construction grammar refers to the class of linguistic theories that focus on the pairing of form and meaning at different levels of abstraction. Such work (by WilliamCroft and Adele Goldberg, for example) has tended to focus on syntax or (as in the case of Ray Jackendoff) on the syntax-semantics interface. Geert Booij offers a characteristically lucid integration of his own and others' work and considers what it reveals about the nature of words and idioms. Hisbook will appeal to professional linguists in all subfields and to graduate students of syntax and morphology.

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This book shows how complex words and word-like phrasal lexical units can be analysed as constructions, as pairings of forms and meanings. It contributes to current work on the architecture of the grammar, the morphology-syntax interface, the shape and characteristics of the lexicon, and theanalysis of grammaticalization phenomena. It ...

Geert Booij has been Professor of Linguistics at the University of Leiden since 2005, and a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He was previously Professor of General Linguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the Free University of Amsterdam. His books include The Phonology of Dutch (OUP, 1995); with Ariane van Santen, Morfologie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199571929

ISBN - 13:9780199571925

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Table of Contents

1. Morphology and Construction Grammar2. The Lexicon as a Network of Relations3. Schemas and Subschemas in the Lexicon4. Quasi-noun Incorporation5. Separable Complex Verbs6. Progressive Constructions7. Phrasal Names8. Numerals as Lexical Constructions9. Construction-Dependent Morphology10. Stem Allomorphy and Morphological Relatedness11. Taking StockReferencesIndex