The Oxford Handbook of Inflection

Hardcover | August 30, 2015

EditorMatthew Baerman

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This is the latest addition to a group of handbooks covering the field of morphology, alongside The Oxford Handbook of Case (2008), The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (2009), and The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology (2014). It provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview ofwork on inflection - the expression of grammatical information through changes in word forms. The volume's 24 chapters are written by experts in the field from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, with examples drawn from a wide range of languages. The first part of the handbook covers the fundamental building blocks of inflectional form and content: morphemes, features, and means of exponence. Part 2 focuses on what is arguably the most characteristic property of inflectional systems, paradigmatic structure, and the non-trivial nature of themapping between function and form. The third part deals with change and variation over time, and the fourth part covers computational issues from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Part 5 addresses psycholinguistic questions relating to language acquisition and neurocognitive disorders. Thefinal part is devoted to sketches of individual inflectional systems, illustrating a range of typological possibilities across a genetically diverse set of languages from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Australia, Europe, and South America.

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This is the latest addition to a group of handbooks covering the field of morphology, alongside The Oxford Handbook of Case (2008), The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (2009), and The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology (2014). It provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview ofwork on inflection - the expression of grammati...

Matthew Baerman is a research fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey. His research focuses on the typology, diachrony, and formal analysis of inflectional systems, with a particular concentration on phenomena whose interpretation is problematic or controversial. His work has appeared in such journals as Langu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199591423

ISBN - 13:9780199591428

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Table of Contents

1. Matthew Baerman: IntroductionPart I: Building Blocks2. Stephen R. Anderson: The morpheme: Its nature and use3. Greville G. Corbett: Features in inflection4. Jochen Trommer and Eva Zimmermann: Inflectional exponencePart II: Paradigms and their Variants5. James P. Blevins: Inflectional paradigms6. Gregory Stump: Inflection classes7. Matthew Baerman: Paradigmatic deviations8. Gunnar Olafur Hansson: Interfaces: phonology9. Andrew Spencer and Gergana Popova: Periphrasis and inflectionPart III: Change10. Claire Bowern: Diachrony11. Maarten Kossmann: Contact-induced changePart IV: Computation12. Dunstan Brown: Modelling inflectional structure13. Ondrej Bojar: Machine translation14. Katya Pertsova: Machine learning of inflectionPart V: Psycholinguistics15. Sabine Stoll: Inflectional morphology in language acquisition16. Matthew Walenski: DisordersPart VI: Sketches of individual systems17. Mark Donohue: Verbal inflection in Iha: A multiplicity of alignments18. Fiona Mc Laughlin: Inflection in Pulaar19. Axel Holvoet: Lithuanian inflection20. Thomas Stolz: Chamorro inflection21. Rachel Nordlinger: Inflection in Murrinh-Patha22. Matt Coler: Aymara inflection23. Nicholas Evans: Inflection in Nen24. Bert Remijsen, Cynthia L. Miller-Naude, and Leoma G. Gilley: Stem-internal and affixal morphology in ShillukReferenceIndex