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Word Structure : Language Workbooks - Richard Coates

Word Structure

Language Workbooks

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1999
ISBN: 9780415206310
Number Of Pages: 112

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Word Structure, provides a complete introduction to morphology, the study of the structure of words. Word Structure:
* examines how words work as part of the language system
* encourages readers to take an objective and analytic approach
* refers to a wealth of languages, including Turkish and Latin, to illustrate points raised
* provides clear and succinct summaries at the end of each unit.

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"This book gives a good introduction to the essentials of morphology, presented in a straightforward manner without unnecessary technicalities. It nicely conveys much of the richness of word structure across the world's languages at the same time as arousing the reader's curiosity about how words got the way they are." -Andrew Spencer, University of Essex

Using this bookp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Dividing words upp. 1
Words and paradigmsp. 10
Lexical and grammatical morphologyp. 19
Roots, bases, stems and other structural thingsp. 27
Compound and complex basesp. 34
Identifying grammatical morphemesp. 40
Where to fix affixesp. 47
Word-formation by reductionp. 56
Allomorphy: books with more than one coverp. 62
Allomorphy in other languagesp. 73
Where next?p. 83
Answers to exercisesp. 85
Technical terms indexp. 99
Language indexp. 101
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ISBN: 9780415206310
ISBN-10: 0415206316
Series: Language Workbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 22nd April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 2

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