The Grammar Of Words: An Introduction To Linguistic Morphology

Paperback | June 14, 2007

byGeert Booij

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Geert Booij's popular textbook examines how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different languages. It shows how, when, and why to use methods of morphological analysis and explains how morphology relates to syntax, phonology, and semantics. The author considers the universalcharacteristics of morphology and how these are reflected in the workings of mind. The revised edition has been revised and updated throughout; it has a full glossary and a new chapter on the field's most notorious problem: the status of the word.'The Grammar of Words by Geert Booij covers a broad range of topics from structural questions to psycholinguistic issues and problems of language change. This introduction to morphology is thorough and accessible and, like other works by this renowned author, especially strong at showing thesignificance of empirical facts for theoretical reasoning.' Ingo Plag, University of Siegen'A book that is fully comprehensive in its coverage as well as exemplary in its clarity, written by one of the major scholars of contemporary lexical theory.' Sergio Scalise, University of Bologna

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Geert Booij's popular textbook examines how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different languages. It shows how, when, and why to use methods of morphological analysis and explains how morphology relates to syntax, phonology, and semantics. The author considers the universalcharacteristics of morphology and how these are r...

Geert Booij is Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leiden. 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 (1995); (with Ariane van Santen), Morfologie: De Woordstructuur van het Nederlands. (Amsterdam Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.75 inPublished:June 14, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199226245

ISBN - 13:9780199226245

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Table of Contents

Typographic ConventionsAbbreviations and SymbolsList of FiguresList of TablesI What is Linguistic Morphology?1. Morphology: Basic Notions2. Morphological AnalysisII Word-Formation3. Derivation4. CompoundingIII Inflection5. Inflection6. Inflectional SystemsIV Interfaces7. The Interface Between Morphology and Phonology8. Morphology and Syntax: Demarcation and Interaction9. Morphology and SemanticsV Morphology and Mind10. Morphology and Psycholinguistics11. Morphology and Language ChangePart IV Conclusions12. The Word as a Linguistic UnitAnswers to QuestionsReferencesLanguage IndexIndex of TermsGlossary of Terms

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Review from previous edition "Well-organized and written, coherent and clear.... Covers a great range of morphological concepts, patterns and issues."Linguist List