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Current Morphology : Linguistic Theory Guides - Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

Current Morphology

Linguistic Theory Guides

Hardcover Published: 30th January 1992
ISBN: 9780415009980
Number Of Pages: 289

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Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy discusses current issues in morphology within linguistic theory, giving fair coverage to all approaches which have been influential over the last twenty years. He concentrates not only on the generative linguistic mainstream, discussing the lexicalist morphology initiated by Chomsky and the syntactically oriented approaches that have developed in the 80s, but also on approaches that are less fashionable or relatively unknown to English-speaking linguists. br br More specifically, b /b b i Current Morphology /i /b covers: lexicalist morphology in the tradition originating with Chomsky's 1970 article "Remarks on nominalization"; more syntactically oriented generative approaches which have developed since about 1985; and approaches which have focused on questions largely neglected in the generative mainstream, e.g. the organization of inflectional paradigms and the kinds of meaning which are typically expressed morphologically. br br The book is intended for readers with some knowledge of linguistics, either as practicing linguists or as intermediate-to-advanced students. It will be useful for syntacticians, phonologists, and other specialists requiring an overview of a neighboring branch of linguistic theory.

Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Aims and Scopep. 3
The Chomskyan Impetus in Morphological Researchp. 9
Morphology and the Lexiconp. 11
Morphology and Phonologyp. 52
Morphology and Syntaxp. 90
Other Impetuses in Morphological Researchp. 153
Typological and Diachronic Issuesp. 155
Meaning-Based Approaches to Morphologyp. 172
Morphosyntactic Properties and Their Realisationp. 193
Natural Morphology and Related Approachesp. 215
Conclusionsp. 249
What Morphology Can Contribute to General Linguistic Theoryp. 251
Notesp. 254
Referencesp. 265
Author Indexp. 280
Subject Indexp. 283
Language Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780415009980
ISBN-10: 0415009987
Series: Linguistic Theory Guides
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 30th January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.26  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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