By Igor Mel'cuk,David Beck

The booklet is devoted to linguistic morphology andit features a comic strip of a whole morphological conception, established round a dialogue offundamental ideas suchas morph vs. morpheme, inflectional classification, voice, grammatical case, contract vs. govt, suppletion, relationships among linguistic symptoms, etc.: the most well liked matters in smooth linguistics!

The booklet introduces rigorous and transparent ideas essential to describe morphological phenomena of typical languages. between different issues, it bargains logical calculi of attainable grammemes in a given classification. The presentation is constructed in a typological viewpoint, in order that linguistic facts from a wide number of languages are defined and analyzed (about a hundred typologically very varied languages).

The major technique is deductive: the strategies proposed in Aspects of the speculation of Morphology are in keeping with a small set of indefinibilia and every notion is outlined when it comes to those indefinibilia and/or different innovations outlined formerly; accordingly, logical calculi will be developed (similar to Mendeleev's Periodical desk of parts in chemistry). Then the idea that is utilized to the particular linguistic facts to illustrate its validity and advantages.

Thus, Aspects of the speculation of Morphology combines metalinguistic recreation (a procedure of techniques for morphology) with typological and descriptive orientation. It reaches out to all scholars of language, together with the border fields and applications.

Show description

Read Online or Download Aspects of the Theory of Morphology (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]) PDF

Best grammar books

Negation, Text Worlds, and Discourse: The Pragmatics of Fiction (Advances in Discourse Processes)

This paintings originates from the necessity to enhance an built-in dynamic version of negation in discourse that's enough for figuring out the function of negation in an in depth and intricate piece of discourse. so much paintings on negation is strongly motivated by means of conventional philosopical difficulties, yet little paintings has been performed within the sector of discourse.

Indefinite Objects: Scrambling, Choice Functions, and Differential Marking (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Book 63)

In Indefinite gadgets, Luis López provides a singular method of the syntax-semantics interface utilizing indefinite noun words as a database. conventional ways map structural configurations to semantic interpretations at once; López hyperlinks configuration to a method of semantic composition, with the latter yielding the translation.

Agreement and Its Failures (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs Book 68)

During this ebook, Omer Preminger investigates how the compulsory nature of predicate-argument contract is enforced by way of the grammar. Preminger argues that an empirically sufficient thought of predicate-argument contract calls for recourse to an operation, whose obligatoriness is a grammatical primitive now not reducible to representational homes, yet whose winning fruits isn't enforced through the grammar.

Situations and Speech Acts: Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse: Volume 3 (RLE: Discourse Analysis)

First released in 1985, this e-book goals to improve an method of speech acts that has the advantage of being straight-forward, specific, formal and versatile adequate to deal with the various extra normal difficulties of interactive verbal verbal exchange. the 1st bankruptcy introduces scenario semantics with the second one addressing the assumptions implied via the matter of representing speaker intentionality.

Additional info for Aspects of the Theory of Morphology (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM])

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 43 votes